Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.J. Donald Walters
- Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys,
And eagerly pursues imaginary joys.
- The Virtuoso (1737), Stanza x.
- Such and so various are the tastes of men.
- The Pleasures of the Imagination (published 1744), Book iii. Line 567.
- The man forget not, though in rags he lies,
And know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
- Epistle to Curio (1744).
- Than Timoleon's arms require,
And Tully’s curule chair, and Milton's golden lyre.
- "On a Sermon against Glory", Odes on Several Subjects (1745), Stanza ii.