The difference between weakness and wickedness is much less than people suppose; and the consequences are nearly always the same.
Friends are the thermometer by which we may judge the temperature of our fortunes.
There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
Virtue, like a dowerless beauty, has more admirers than followers.
Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.
Happiness is a rare plant that seldom takes root on earth-few ever enjoyed it, except for a brief period; the search after it is rarely rewarded by the discovery, but there is an admirable substitute for it... a contented spirit.
Praise is the only gift for which people are really grateful.