No young man starting life could have better capital than plenty of friends.
They will strengthen his credit support him in every great effort, and make him what，unaided, he could never be.
Friends of the right sort will help him more to be happy and successful than much money or great learning.
Friendship is no one-sided affair.
There can be no friendship without reciprocity.
One cannot receive all and give nothing，or give all and receive nothing，and expect to experience the joy and fullness of true companionship.
Those who would make friends must cultivate the qualities which are admired and which attract.
If you are mean stingy and selfish，nobody will admire you.
You must cultivate generosity and large-heartedness; you must be magnanimous and tolerant;
you must have positive qualities, for a negative, shrinking, apologizing，roundabout man is despised.
You must believe in yourself. If you do not, others will not believe in you.
You must look upward and be hopeful，cheery, and optimistic.
No one will be attracted to a gloomy pessimist.
To help others，you don't have to be an efficient expert in the art; the main thing is theintention.
You may be crude and clumsy, wasteful and ineffective, but if you sincerely try to help, yourattempt produces nothing but good.
The one you are trying to help knows your intention and is strengthened and encouraged bythe magic of your sharing.
In nearly every case，your simple desire to help，converted into action，produces the goodsought.
But perhaps the greatest good is the good that you yourself get out of the attempt.
Service to others delivers more joy to you than the joy you deliver to them.
In doing good，you free yourself from the terrible burden of self; you escape from yourself intoa clean world of joy and light.
The good you simply try to do, regardless of the outcome, is always a success inside yourself.
Unselfish giving is your most efficient formula for happiness, for you have embraced Eternityinstead of Self;
you have felt Life, and you are now the world bigger than you were before you began theproject.
The love of beauty is an essential part of all healthy human nature.
It is a moral quality.
The absences of it is not an assured ground of condemnation, but the presence of it is aninvariable sign of goodness of heart.
In proportion to the degree in which it is felt will probably be the degree in which noblenessand beauty of character will be attained.
Natural beauty is an all一pervading presence.
The universe is its temple.
It unfolds into the numberless flowers of spring.It waves in the branches of trees and the greenblades of grass.
It haunts the depths of the earth and the sea.
It gleams from the hues of the shell and the precious stone.
And not only these minute objects but the oceans, the mountains, the clouds, the stars, therising and the setting sun一all overflow with beauty.
This beauty is so precious，and so congenial to our tenderest and noblest feelings，
that it is painful to think of the multitude of people living in the midst of it and yet remainingalmost blind to it.
All persons should seek to become acquainted with the beauty in nature.
There is not a worm we tread upon, nor a leaf that dances merrily as it falls before the autumnwinds, but calls for our study and admiration.
The power to appreciate beauty not merely increases our sources of happiness一it enlargesour moral nature, too.
Beauty calms our restlessness and dispels our cares.
Go into the fields or the woods, spend a summer day by the sea or the mountains, and all yourlittle perplexities and anxieties will vanish.
Listen to sweet music, and your foolish fears and petty jealousies will pass away.
The beauty of the world helps us to seek and find the beauty of goodness.