Being happy vs. becoming happy

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of travelling.

Margaret B. Runbeck



A helping hand

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

Erin Majors


Being humble

Speak less than you know; have more than you show.

William Shakespeare


What do you pretend to be?

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

Kurt Vonnegut



 It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville


Believe in yourself

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

Norman Vincent Peale


Hard work

Hard work spotlights the character of people: Some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.

Sam Ewing