Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is 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.
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.
A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.
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.
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