In order to be happy we must first possess inner contentment; and inner contentment doesn't come from having all we want; but rather from wanting and appreciating all we have.
We are sure to be losers when we quarrel with ourselves; it is a civil war, and in all such contentions, triumphs are defeats.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear, and suspicion.
Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.
If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.
If we have not peace within ourselves, it is vain to seek it from outward sources.