Optimist: someone who isn’t sure whether life is a tragedy or a comedy but is tickled silly just to be in the play.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune.
Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.
I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.
If you can wear the hard times of your life as furrows on your brow, you can wear the good times as a twinkle in your eye.
Two people can have a middling day, but one rounds up and the other rounds down.
Long ago I decided that if I get a second life, I will be beautiful and clever and rich, and that has allowed me to focus on this life.
He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.
True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.