A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves a constant ease and serenity within us, and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions that can possibly befall us.
Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)
Contributed by: Zaady
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, and his next to escape the censures of the world.
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty.
A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
Source: The Spectator
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shapes of pains, losses and the disappointments; but let us have patience, and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim.
Books are the legacies of that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation, as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
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