This material was written by Michel de Montaigne in the sixteenth century. It is a collecton of seven philophical essays. One is devoted to each of the following subjects: friendship, not being judgemental, the art of conversation, idleness, paternal affection towards their children, moderation, the nature of happiness while living.
I found this to be a very easy to read and enlightening collection of philosophy, that I believe you will enjoy also. The author of this work was very influential to many thinkers through out the centuries down to our time. This book was cited by a recent book I read by Joseph Epstein, Friendship, an expose.
"When the soul is without a definite aim she gets lost; for, as they say, if you are everywhere you are nowhere."
"I hold that you will never achieve by force what you cannot achieve by reason, intelligence and skill."
If you enjoyed the above examples you will love this book.