Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when
you've had everything to do and you've done it!
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children...to leave the world a better
place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have
lived. This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Not the owner of many possessions will you be right to call happy:
he more rightly deserves the name of happy who knows how to use the
Gods' gifts wisely and to put up with rough poverty, and who fears
dishonor more than death.
True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but
through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done
without hope and confidence.
Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most
deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice
which says, "This is the real me," and when you have found that
attitude, follow it.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation
of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
He felt that he could forgive anything to anyone, because happiness
was the greatest agent of purification.
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