If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it, but yourself, for not being poet enough to call forth its riches.

The wisest poet keeps something of the vision of a child. Though he may think a thousand things a child could not understand, he is always a beginner, close to the original meanings of life.

To live intelligently, man must have that buoyancy of spirit, call it courage, and willingness to accept any and every state that may confront him, which alone will enable him to live without burdens, a free man in the true sense of the term.

[We are all spiritually immature.]

If you find a man [or woman] that is constant, awake to the inner light, learned, long-suffering, endowed with devotion, a noble man [or woman], follow this good and great being even as the moon follows the path of the stars.

Dhammapadda 208