"Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison."
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."Lord Chesterfield on Khalil Gibran
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."Lord Chesterfield on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."Lord Chesterfield on Helen Keller
"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."Lord Chesterfield on Audrey Hepburn
"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."Lord Chesterfield on Khalil Gibran
"The heart never grows better by age I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older."
"In seeking wisdom thou art wise in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool."
"Swift speedy time, feathered with flying hours, Dissolves the beauty of the fairest brow."
"Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request."
"I find, by experience, that the mind and the body are more than married, for they are most intimately united and when one suffers, the other sympathizes."