O     When ego prods you to seek adulation, when avarice insists you deserve more possessions, when envy entreats you to condemn others, when ambition urges you seek power, chuck them in the ribs and laugh at their ignorance.  


O    Getting has no modesty, keeping has no virtue, having has no merit.


O     We spend the first thirty years wanting to be older, the next thirty wanting to be younger, and the remainder just wanting to be.             



                                                    Brief is life, a passing gift,

                                                               So little time for living.

 Wealth and fame no recompense

For wasted time not giving. 


1-429     Grief shared is halved.  Happiness shared is doubled.