Happiness is not in our circumstance 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. —John B. Sheerin (1906–1992)
The Christian’s chief occupational hazards are depression and discouragement. God does not despair of you, therefore you ought not to despair of yourself. It is impossible for that person to despair who remembers that their Helper is omnipotent.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness; and I pronounce it as certain that there was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous. –Benjamin Franklin
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles, to be sure, but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.