The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight.
Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other.
Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Good nature will always supply the absence of beauty; but beauty cannot supply the absence of good nature.
What an absurd thing it is to pass over all the valuable parts of a man and fix our attention on his infirmities.
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.