To make pleasure pleasant, shorten.
Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal.
The first duty to children is to make them happy. If you have not made them so, you have wronged them. No other good they may get can make up for that.
In life, as in chess, forethought wins.
The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
Success soon palls. The joyous time is when the breeze first strikes your sails, and the waters rustle under your bows.