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Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
Your first appearance, he said to me, is the gauge by which you will be measured; try to manage that you may go beyond yourself in after times, but beware of ever doing less.
God makes all things good; man meddles with them and they become evil.
As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State \What does it matter to me?\" the State may be given up for lost."
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.
The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty.