The amiable is a duty most certainly, but must not be exercised at the expense of any of the virtues. He who seeks to do the amiable always, can only be successful at the frequent expense of his manhood. — Simms.
How easy it is to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success ! — Madame Swetchine.
Amiable people, while they are more liable
to imposition in casual contact with the world,
yet radiate so much of mental sunshine that
they are reflected in all appreciative hearts. —
That constant desire of pleasing, which is the peculiar quality of some, may be called the happiest of all desires in this, that it scarcely ever fails of attaining its ends, when not disgraced by affectation. — Fielding.