There was never such a gigantic lie told as the fable of the Garden of Eden
As for marigolds, poppies, hollyhocks, and valorous sunflowers, we shall never have a garden without them, both for their own sake, and for the sake of old-fashioned folks, who used to love them.
Do not give, as many rich men do, like a hen that lays her egg and then cackles
Good-humor makes all things tolerable
A cobweb is as good as the mightiest cable when there is strain upon it
Next to ingratitude, the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength.
Happiness is not the end of life, character is
Blessed are the Happiness Makers. Blessed are they who know how to shine on one's gloom with their cheer.
The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history
No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings
The head learns new things, but the heart forever more practices old experiences
Love, like a lamp, needs to be fed out of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
Many men build as cathedrals were built, the part nearest the ground finished but that part which soars toward heaven, the turrets and the spires, forever incomplete.
A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school to Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better
The most tranquil house, with the most serene inhabitants, living upon the utmost regularity of system, is yet exemplifying infinite diversities
The real democratic idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other, but that every one shall have liberty, without hindrance, to be what God made him
Ignorance is the womb of monsters
The blossom cannot tell what becomes of its odor and no man can tell what becomes of his influence
Nothing dies so hard, or rallies so often, as intolerance
Precise knowledge is the only true knowledge, and he who does not teach exactly, does not teach at all
The use of the head abridges the labor of the hands