A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbour — such is my idea of happiness. – Leo Tolstoy
Happiness is not a destination, it is a choice, a journey, a way of life.
People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for our own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful. – Marie Curie
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service to others. – Mahatma Gandhi
To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld