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He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young.

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.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor.
Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both.
The disease of jealously is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment.
One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.
If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.
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.
As vivacity is the gift of women, gravity is that of men.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.
I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me very much. I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it: What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me.
There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.
Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to an human soul.
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.
Our friends don't see our faults, or conceal them, or soften them.
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants...
Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.

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