Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.