If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us least live so as to deserve it.Immanuel Hermann Fichte
People who've had happy childhoods are wonderful, but they're bland... An unhappy childhood compels you to use your imagination to create a world in which you can be happy. Use your old grief. That's the gift you're given.Baron Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett
It is better to live rich than to die rich.Samuel Johnson
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner, neither do uninterrupted prosperity and success qualify for usefulness and happiness. The storms of adversity, like those of the ocean, rouse the faculties, and excite the invention, prudence, skill and fortitude or the voyager. The martyrs of ancient times, in bracing their minds to outward calamities, acquired a loftiness of purpose and a moral heroism worth a lifetime of softness and security.Author Unknown
Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.Nathaniel Emmons
A golf course is the epitome of all that is transitory in the universe, a space not to dwell in, but to get over as quickly as possible.Jean Giraudoux
Whatever happens it all happens as it should thou wilt find this true, if thou shouldst watch closely.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.
Authenticity matters little, though--our willingness to accept legends depends far more upon their expression of concepts we want to believe than upon their plausibility.