Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
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.
Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.