Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
True benevolence or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation.
Artificial intelligence will never be a match for natural stupidity.
Admiration is a very short lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless it still be fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a new perpetual succession of miracles rising up to its view.
We are growing serious, and, let me tell you, that’s the very next step to being dull.
The man who lives by hope, will die by hunger.
Silence is sometimes more significant and sublime than the most noble and most expressive eloquence, and is on many occasions the indication of a great mind.
There is nothing touches our imagination so much as a beautiful woman in a plain dress.
Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body. As by the one, health is preserved, strengthened, and invigorated: by the other, virtue (which is the health of the mind) is kept alive, cherished, and confirmed.
Devotion, when it does not lie under the check of reason, is apt to degenerate into enthusiasm.
The talent of turning men into ridicule, and exposing to laughter those one converses with, is the qualification of little ungenerous tempers.