A contended mind is the greatest blessing a man can
enjoy in this world.
Charity is the perfection and ornament of religion.
Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind,
filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Health and cheerfulness mutually begets each other.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your
bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution
your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Justice discards party, friendship and kindred and is
therefore represented as blind.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten
thousand people. The hardest is with one.
God give us relatives, thank God we can choose our friends.
The most skilful flattery is to let a person talk on, and be
The seeds of punning are in the minds of all men, and
though they may be subdued by reason, reflection and
good sense, they will be very apt to shoot up in the
The undisciplined mind is far better adapted to the
confused world in which we live today than the
You mustn’t expect to have everything exactly to your taste.
Admiration is a very short-liv
There is no virtue so truly great and godlike as
When liberty is gone,
Life grows insipid and has lost its relish.