It is the modest, not the presumptuous, inquirer who makes a real and safe progress in the discovery of divine truths. One follows Nature and Nature's God; that is, he follows God in his works and in his word.
I have a most peaceable disposition. My desires are for a modest hut, a thatched roof, but a good bed, good food, very fresh milk and butter, flowers in front of my window and a few pretty trees by my door. And should the good Lord wish to make me really happy, he will allow me the pleasure of seeing about six or seven of my enemies hanged upon those trees.
1 Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. 2 Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent. 3 Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. 4 Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. 5 Be forgiving of yourself and others. 6 Be generous. 7 Have a grateful heart. 8 Persistence, persistence, persistence. 9 Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary. 10 Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. 11 Commit yourself to constant improvement. 12 Commit yourself to quality. 13 Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationship with people you love and respect. 14 Be loyal. 15 Be honest. 16 Be a self-starter. 17 Be decisive even it it means you'll sometimes be wrong. 18 Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. 19 Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did. 20 Take good care of those you love. 21 Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud.