The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.
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By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
The hour of departure has arrived and we go our ways; I to die, and you to live. Which is better? Only God knows.
The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
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We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.
Be humble. It becomes a creature, a depending and borrowed being, that lives not of itself, but breathes in another’s air with another’s breath, and is accountable for every moment of time and can call nothing its own, but is absolutely a tenant at will of the great Lord of heaven and earth.
The ocean is a wilderness reaching round the globe, wilder than a Bengal jungle, and fuller of monsters, washing the very wharves of our cities and the gardens of our sea-side residences.
Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?
I think I have a good deal of my Uncle Theodore in me, because I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on.
Do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.