Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
What’s the good of living if you don’t try a few things?
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Live to the point of tears.