Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.
Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
Up to a certain point it is good for us to know that there are people in the world who will give us love and unquestioned loyalty to the limit of their ability. I doubt, however, if it is good for us to feel assured of this without the accompanying obligation of having to justify this devotion by our behavior.
What counts, in the long run, is not what you read; it is what you sift through your own mind; it is the ideas and impressions that are aroused in you by your reading. It is the ideas stirred in your own mind, the ideas which are a reflection of your own thinking, which make you an interesting person.