Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death. When the solution is simple, God is answering. The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance. The duty of rhetoric is to deal with such matters as we deliberate upon without arts or systems to guide us, in the hearing of persons who cannot take in at a glance a complicated argument or follow a long chain of reasoning. He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.