Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.