What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

Before buying anything, it is well to ask if one could do without it.

A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn.

When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace.

Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.

Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not.

Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.

Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us;

and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.

In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do;

it is not really the time but the will that is lacking.

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.

Don't be afraid of showing affection.

Be warm and tender, thoughtful and affectionate. Men are more helped by sympathy than by service. Love is more than money, and a kind word will give more pleasure than a present.