Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.
Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.