This is the reason why almost every one wishes to quit his employment; he does not like another state, but is disgusted with his own.
Terrestrial happiness is of short continuance. The brightness of the flame is wasting its fuel; the fragrant flower is passing away in its own odors.
I lived in a state of celibacy beyond the usual time.
Surely, said he to himself, this palace is the seat of happiness, where pleasure succeeds to pleasure, and discontent and sorrow can have no admission.
But, though disappointed in my expectations, I do not despair.