In civilized life, where the happiness, and indeed almost the existence, of
man depends so much upon the opinion of his fellow men, he is constantly
acting a studied part.
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one
concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all
our happiness from one quarter alone.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.