“You can be miserable before you have a cookie and you can be miserable after you eat a cookie but you can’t be miserable while you are eating a cookie.”
“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”
“One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience.”
“Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.”
“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
“Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave ‘em all over everything you do”
“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”