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A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us.
Look twice before you leap.
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.
I must dislike those who, whatever I do to please them, persist in disliking me; I must resist those who punish me unjustly.
If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.