614  We are in the habit of exaggerating or imagining or anticipating sorrow. We are torn by things present or about things yet to come. Consider whether your proofs of future troubles are sure. For it is more often the case that we are troubled by our apprehensions.
412  Nothing is as certain as that the vices of leisure are gotten rid of by being busy.
401  The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged; it's the intention, not the face-value of the gift, that's weighed.
399  You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
412  There is no great genius without some touch of madness.