| An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.
| They believe that nothing will happen because they have closed their doors.
| Our reason may prove what it will: our reason is only a feeble ray that has issued from Nature.
| Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.
| We possess only the happiness we are able to understand.
| A truth that disheartens because it is true is of more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods.
| How strangely do we diminish a thing as soon as we try to express it in words.
| We are never the same with others as when we are alone. We are different, even when we are in the dark with them.
| At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past.
| Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance.
| All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
| Happiness is rarely absent; it is we that know not of its presence.
| When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
| Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness.
| To be happy is only to have freed one's soul from the unrest of unhappiness.
| It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.
| No great inner event befalls those who summon it not.
| Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass?