Our problem is that we make the mistake of comparing ourselves to other people. you are not inferior or superior to any human being...you do not determine your success by comparing yourself to others, rather you determine your success by comparing your accomplishments to your capabilities. you are 'number one' when you do the best you can with what you have.
Nowadays, we are confronted by a huge gap between rich and poor. This is not only morally wrong, but practically a mistake. It leads to the rich living in anxiety and the poor living in frustration, which has the potential to lead to more violence. We have to work to reduce this gap. It's truly unfair that some people should have so much while others go hungry.
You make the mistake of thinking you have to choose, that you have to do what you want, that there are conditions for happiness. What matters all that matters, really is the will to happiness, a kind of enormous, ever present consciousness. The rest - women , art, success is nothing but excuses. A canvas waiting for our embroideries.
He [uncle vernon] held up the envelope in which mrs. Weasleys letter had come, and harry had to fight down a laugh. Every bit of it was covered in stamps except for a square inch on the front, into which mrs. Weasley had squeezed the dursleys address in minute writing. She did put enough stamps on, then, said harry, trying to sound as though mrs. Weasleys was a mistake anyone could make.