the Italian proverb—Chi ha compagno ha padrone—'He who has a partner has a master.'
joy takes a strange effect at times, it seems to oppress us almost the same as sorrow."
"Man does not appear to me to be intended to enjoy felicity so unmixed; happiness is like the enchanted palaces we read of in our childhood, where fierce, fiery dragons defend the entrance and approach; and monsters of all shapes and kinds, requiring to be overcome ere victory is ours.
'tis an ill turn, and well deserves to bring double evil on those who have projected it."