Know your own happiness

“‘You are in a melancholy humour and fancy that anyone unlike yourself must be happy.  But remember that the pain of parting from friends will be felt by everybody at times, whatever be their education or state.  Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience; or give it a more fascinating name:  call it hope.'”

Sense & Sensibility, volume 1, chapter 19
Mrs. Dashwood is speaking to Edward Ferrars, who is loathe to leave them after visiting Barton Cottage for a week (and generally distraught about having no occupation or skills)

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  1. Leanne

    I love that! “Know your own happiness.” So beautiful, so simple, and so true.