Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny.
If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.
A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.
Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor.
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
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