methinks I should hear with indifference if a trustworthy messenger were to inform me that the sun drowned himself last night
make yourself happy before you can make others happy, unless making others happy is what makes you happy!.
This quote is the core of the overall Journal paragraph. It is that we must "aspire to do better" - while we show our friends our silver material possessions or base thoughts, which they flatter us about, we can show them the gold of our inner selves "known only to ourselves".
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