Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
There are such beings as vampires, some of us have evidence that they exist. Even had we not the proof of our own unhappy experience, the teachings and the records of the past give proof enough for sane peoples.
If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.
I feel fine and comfortable with myself, but not because I'm beautiful.
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world.
I was lucky I always got along with girls. It was never like a big deal. I had a lot of girls that I was friends with that I wasn't sexual with. I think having two older sisters made me comfortable like that. I just like people, so I can just go up and say whatever.
Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.
You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves.
Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture.
Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.
War is a way of shattering to pieces... materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable and... too intelligent.
You can never get to a place of comfort in this business. As soon as you hit that little cushy spot, somebody's gonna kick you out. So I have a constant need to do it better.
Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
I know many beautiful people and their lives are just so terrible. They feel so uncomfortable with themselves. Being comfortable is not about what you look like, but how you feel.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.
To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.