Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
True benevolence or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation.
Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition, but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
Nature does nothing without purpose or uselessly.
We are growing serious, and, let me tell you, that’s the very next step to being dull.
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.
Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty.