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.
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.
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.
See in what peace a Christian can die.
There is no defence against reproach, but obscurity; it is a kind of concomitant to greatness, as satires and invectives were an essential part of a Roman triumph.
Nature does nothing without purpose or uselessly.
An opera may be allowed to be extravagantly lavish in its decorations, as its only design is to gratify the senses and keep up an indolent attention in the audience.