You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose.
The appearance of things change according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.
The lust for comfort murders the passions of the soul.
(From the Internet)