We communicate happiness to others not often by great acts of devotion and self-sacrifice, but by the absence of fault-finding and censure, by being ready to sympathize with their notions and feelings, instead of forcing them to sympathize with ours.
Strong drink is not only the devil’s way into a man, but man’s way to the devil.
I have lived to know that the great secret of human happiness is this: never suffer your energies to stagnate. The old adage of “too many irons in the fire,” conveys an abominable lie. You cannot have too many — poker, tongs, and all — keep them all going.
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