"I see now our fireside formed into a groupe, no one member of which has a fibre in their composition which can ever produce any jarring or jealousies among us. No irregular passions, no dangerous bias, which may render problematical the future fortunes and happiness of our descendants."
"You have never by a word or a deed given me one moment's uneasiness; on the contrary I have felt perpetual gratitude to heaven forhaving given me, in you, a source of so much pure and unmixed happiness."
"We should talk over the lessons of the day, or lose them in Musick, Chess, or the merriments of our family companions. The heartthus lightened, our pillows would be soft, and health and long life would attend the happy scene."
"Perfect happiness I believe was never intended by the deity to be the lot of any one of his creatures in this world; but that he has very much put in our power the nearness of our approaches to it, is what I steadfastly believe."
"I suggested a doubt, that if I were to reside in London, the exquisite zest with which I relished it in occasional visits might gooff, and I might grow tired of it. JOHNSON. " ... No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."
"Sir, that all who are happy, are equally happy, is not true. A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equallyhappy. Happiness consists in the multiplicity of agreeable consciousness."