Happiness is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are.
Life is made up of little things. It is very rarely that an occasion is offered for doing a great deal at once. True greatness consists in being great in the little things.
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely.
My God mother sent me an email full of quotes after I sent her one full of bitching and moaning, these are just some