It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.
“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“We shake with joy, we shake with grief. What a time they have, these two housed as they are in the same body.”
Making mistakes is the privilege of the active — of those who can correct their mistakes and put them right.
Be stubborn about your goals, and flexible about your methods.
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.