Samuel Pepys was a senior British Member of Parliament and administrator of navy. Despite no prior sea-time experience, Pepys rose through the ranks to become the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty, serving under King Charles II and King James II. This can be credited due to his hard work, dedication, philanthropy, patronage and adept in administration. He was famous for his diary which gave an account of the English Restoration era. This diary gained recognition posthumously due the eyewitness account of the iconic events during the era he lived in such as ‘Great Plague of London’, ‘The Second Dutch War’ and ‘The Great Fire of London’. Pepys was also instrumental in the early professionalization of the Royal Navy through the reforms he imposed in Admiralty. Various modern day adaptations have been made on the life of Pepys, namely ‘The Private Life of Samuel Pepys’ and ‘The Great Fire’. His library possessed over 3000 volumes of his work including sixty manuscripts which form some of the most significant surviving works from the 17th century. His thoughts and work emphasized on happiness, success, wealth, relationship, wisdom, knowledge, education and friendship. Here are some of the most enlightening quotes and sayings from Samuel Pepys, the legendary British statesman.