"I enjoy, occasionally, a day with my memories -- these paintings hanging on the walls of my mind."
"One way to meet new people is to listen more carefully to the people you see every day." "It's important to express one's feelings, especially feelings like sympathy and gratitude that exist only in their expression." "Shall I regret having had a dream that never came true? No, no more than I would regret having had a lifelong friend who died." "Occasionally it's good to challenge the likelihood that you were born into a world where nothing is any of your business." "You need a friend who won't lie to you. I mean, besides a friend who will." "Meanwhile, my lawyer has advised against pleading temporary insanity, given the lack of evidence that it's temporary." ~~ Robert Brault
An important corollary to the Golden Rule is to leave others be as you would have them leave you be.
All anyone can tell you about the next life is -- plan to get there ahead of your luggage.
You can as easily find the one true recipe for happiness as you can find the one true recipe for shepherd's pie. How do you become a good person? You practice the mannerisms until they become your own. Time is the only one of life's resources that when it's all spent, you wish you had spent more of it foolishly. Life is like a fancy restaurant -- it will always try to seat you at the worst table you will accept. Hard as it is to be a true friend, it's easier than pretending.