German Poet and Hymn Writer
"Much has been said about the relative happiness; but write it on your heart that happiness is the cheapest thing in the world - when we buy it for someone else."
"Let nothing make thee sad or fretful, Or too regretful; Be still; What God hath ordered must be right; Then find in it thine own delight, My will. Why shouldst thou fill to-day with sorrow About to-morrow. My heart? _One_ watches all with care most true; Doubt not that he will give thee too Thy part. Only be steadfast; never waver, Nor seek earth's favor, But rest: Thou knowest what God wills must be For all his creatures, so for thee, The best. "
"Before you take another step, step back into yourself. If you can govern yourself and be your own master, yours is the whole wide world and everything within it."