Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.
There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.
Wine is bottled poetry.
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.
The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.
Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.
To become what we are capable of becoming is the only end in life.
Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
The Devil, can sometimes do a very gentlemanly thing.
All human beings are commingled out of good and evil.
I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
He who sows hurry reaps indigestion.
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.