“Don’t pursue happiness, create it.” I think we need to create everything we want in life, including happiness. If we chase happiness, we may or may not catch it. But if we create happiness, we will have it.
“Face any problem with dignity.” We may not be able to control what happens to us, but we always control how we react. I think reacting with dignity is a great idea. If we do, we may be preventing future problems. If nothing else, we have the satisfaction of knowing that we did face it with dignity.