Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.
There is probably an element of malice in our readiness to overestimate people - we are, as it were, laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size.
We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.