"Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
"Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing."
– William Butler Yeats
"Choices are the hinges of destiny."
"Far away in the sunshine are my highest inspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead."
– Louisa May Alcott
"We make our fortunes and call them fate."
– Benjamin Disreali