The proud depend upon the world to tell them whether they have value or not. Their self-esteem is determined by where they are judged to be on the ladder of worldly success. They feel worthwhile as individuals if the numbers beneath them in achievement, talent, beauty or intellect are large enough.
——— Ezra Taft Benson


Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he doesn’t count his joys. If he counted them the way he ought to, he will see that every lot has a enough happiness provided for it.
——- Fyodor Dostoevsky


There is but one cause of human failure. And that’s lack of faith in his true self.
——– William James


Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
—— Blaise Pascal


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