When all is summed up, a man never speaks of himself without loss; his accusations of himself are always believed; his praises never.

Alice Thomas Ellis

Those who live on vanity must, not unreasonably, expect to die of mortification.

Alfred A. Montapert

Before every action ask yourself: Will this bring more monkeys on my back. Will the result of my action be a blessing or a heavy burden?

François de La Rochefoucauld

The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.

François de La Rochefoucauld

We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.

Dale Carnegie

Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date.

Few cases of eyestrain have been developed by looking on the bright side of things.

We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full.

C. C. Colton

We ought not be over anxious to encourage innovation, in case of doubtful improvement, for an old system must ever have two advantages over a new one: It is established and it is understood.


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