True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
There's one blessing only, the source and cornerstone of beatitude -- confidence in self.