Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man ... courage which arises from a sense of duty acts in a uniform manner.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship.
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy, and dividing our grief.
Looking for Silver Linings Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments.
A man should always consider ... how much more unhappy he might be than he is.
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.
The person who has a firm trust in the Supreme Being is powerful in his power, wise by his wisdom, happy by his happiness.
A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants, and how much more unhappy he might be than he really is.
True happiness is of a retired nature and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self; and, in the next, from the friendship and conversations of a few select companions.
The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.
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.
Music, the greatest good that mortals know, and all of heaven we have below.
All of heaven we have below.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend.
Irresolution on the schemes of life I which offer themselves to our choice, and inconstancy in pursuing them, are the greatest causes of all unhappiness.
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.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance you bosom friend, experience your wise councellor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long Courtship.
An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts.