Good character is the indispensable condition and chief determinant of happiness, itself the goal of all human doing. The end of all action, individual or collective, is the greatest happiness of the greatest number.
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.