Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us.
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.
Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.
Conventionality is not morality.