Before you can see the light, you have to deal with the darkness.
If one man offers you democracy and another offers you a bag of grain, at what stage of starvation do you prefer the grain to the vote?
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
The highest wisdom is continual cheerfulness; such a state, like the region above the moon, is always clear and serene.
You never saw any husband writing an alimony check in Norman Rockwell’s America.