"One joy dispels a hundred cares."Confucius
"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings."William Blake
"...I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion, and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed..."
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for unto them is given the knowledge of God.
Blessed is human birth; even the dwellers in heaven desire this birth; for true knowledge and pure love may be attained only by a human being."
from Hindu words of wisdom