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