The 1923 Arnold Bennett book How to Make the Best of Life has some rather dated aspects (mostly related to the position of women in society --- though in other ways Bennett was far ahead of his time) but it also includes splendid musings and solid advice ... all written in the highly entertaining Bennett style. I won't try to summarize the book, with its discussions of education, work, love, marriage, growing old, charity, society, etc. --- but some amusing quotes out of context include:

Sunday, March 19, 2000 at 18:36:23 (EST) = Datetag20000319
TopicBennett - TopicLiterature - TopicLife - TopicEconomics

(correlates: MyOb, OnComfort, LonelinessAndFinality, ...)