"Understand this -- that nothing you feel entitled to is ever going to make you happy."
"To be happy, you must fancy that everything you have is a gift, and you the chosen, though you worked your tail off for every bit of it."
"All our lives we think happiness is a destination, only to look back and realize that it was the way."
"Once you become the mommy or daddy in your child's world, it is the only world in which you exist, no matter how much you fancy there is a separate world of your own."
"There is always sufficient reason for despair, but there is never sufficient purpose."
"What woman would not die to have a single fresh rose mysteriously appear on her grave every day?"
"The most persistent illusion in life is that we know our own intentions."
"What a blessing it is to be alone with your thoughts when so many are alone with their inability to think."
"Happiness is having a dream you cannot let go of and a partner who would never ask you to."
"A true friend sees past your excuses to the real reason it's not your fault."
Never ask, "What reason do I have to be happy?" Instead ask, "To what purpose can I attach my happiness?"
~~ Robert Brault