Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful.
Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do.
— Jean de La Bruyère
We seldom think of what we have but always of what we lack.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
— Bertrand Russell
The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the dominance of outward conditions.
Robert Louis Stevenson
This is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.
— Willa Cather
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
Reproof should not exhaust its power upon petty failings.