We are always in a hurry to be happy; for when we have suffered a long time, we have great difficulty in believing in good fortune.
To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the power and the advantage of any private person. For the riches of any private person are wholly inadequate to meet such a call.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
If you desire to get on in the world, friends and acquaintances are by far the best passport to fortune.[Zum Vorwärtskommen in der Welt sind Freundschaften und Kamaraderien bei weitem das Hauptmittel.]