In that smile…
—Beauty has as many meanings as man has moods; it is the symbol of symbols. Beauty reveals everything because it expresses nothing.
—Time cools, time clarifies; no state of mind can be kept completely unchanged over the course of the hours.
—Unstable mood and inconsistency are the greatest weaknesses of human nature.
—The whims of our mood are even more bizarre than those of luck.
—The calm or agitation of our mood does not depend so much on the most important things that happen to us in life, as on a comfortable or unpleasant arrangement of the little things that happen every day.
—The propensity for happiness, and therefore good humor, is not a matter of “moods”, but I would dare to say a real ethical duty, not only because it nourishes the group around us with positivity, but because it presupposes a good knowledge of oneself, which automatically limits the immoderate breadth of our desires, accepting only those compatible with our possibilities.
—If everyone did it even just once a day, give a smile, you imagine what an incredible contagion of good humor would spread over the earth?
In that smile, there was the meaning of everything I was looking for.
The bravest decision you make every day is to be in a good mood.
… I almost gave up everything and became happy …