But this joy is now past, and I have returned again to my old habit of wishing.
Good-humour may be defined a habit of being pleased; a constant and perennial softness of manner, easiness of approach, and suavity of disposition
As he that lives longest lives but a little while, every man may be certain that he has no time to waste.
For this reason, every one should consider himself as entrusted, not only with his own conduct, but with that of others
Yet, however age may discourage us by its appearance from considering it in prospect, we shall all by degrees certainly be old.
To dread no eye, and to suspect no tongue, is the great prerogative of innocence; an exemption granted only to invariable virtue.
Hope begins with the first power of comparing our actual with our possible state, and attends us through every stage and period.
Know their own good; or, knowing it, pursue!
How void of reason are our hopes and fears!