It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed.
In analyzing history, do not be too profound, for often the causes are quite superficial.
If the first law of friendship is that it has to be cultivated, the second law is to be indulgent when the first law has been neglected.
To enjoy a good reputation, give publicly, and steal privately.
The poor man is happy; he expects no change for the worse.
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
It's good to have money and the things that money can buy but it's good to check up once in a while to make sure you haven't lost the things that money can't buy.
Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.
It is dangerous to abandon oneself to the luxury of grief; it deprives one of courage, and even of the wish for recovery.
No really great man ever thought himself so.