Dalai Lama: 18 Rules of Life - Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, donâ€™t lose the lesson. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
The hearth and the Salamander can also mean happiness and if Montag chose to be happy or not. The two things in his life his home and his work. Did it really make him happy. He chose happiness over this home and his work by reading the books.