"Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I’ll choke you with the same hand I fed you with."
"Your life is an occasion. Rise to it."
"A life of happiness, peace, and love is all within our grasp."
"Today is Your Day to Dance Lightly with Life. It Really Is."
"Don’t ever compliment me by insulting other women. That’s not a compliment, it’s a competition none of us agreed to."
"We are young, but We already know that in life’s great game those who are most unhappy are those who haven’t taken the risk to be happy. And I don’t want to be one of those."
"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
"Even if you know what’s coming, you’re never prepared for how it feels."
"I’m happy. Which often looks like crazy."
"Having a low opinion of yourself is not ‘modesty.’ It’s self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not ‘egotism.’ It’s a necessary precondition to happiness and success."
"Mara, that’s the life I want to give you. That’s what I’m offering you. I want to fill you life with color and warmth. I want to fill it with light. Give me a chance."
"For what prevents us from saying that the happy life is to have a mind that is free, lofty, fearless and steadfast - a mind that is placed beyond the reach of fear, beyond the reach of desire, that counts virtue the only good, baseness the only evil, and all else but a worthless mass of things, which come and go without increasing or diminishing the highest good, and neither subtract any part from the happy life nor add any part to it?
A man thus grounded must, whether he wills or not, necessarily be attended by constant cheerfulness and a joy that is deep and issues from deep within, since he finds delight in his own resources, and desires no joys greater than his inner joys."