What we gave, we have What we spent, we had What we left, we lost.
Facts are God's arguments we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.
Any act often repeated soon forms a habit and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.
To be good, we must do good and by doing good we take a sure means of being good, as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power.
Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it seek for duty, and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine.
Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws - a thing which can never be demonstrated.
High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.
Most controversies would soon be ended, if those engaged in them would first accurately define their terms, and then adhere to their definitions.
We never reach our ideals, whether of mental or moral improvement, but the thought of them shows us our deficiencies, and spurs us on to higher and better things
Hell is truth seen too late - duty neglected in its season
He that is possessed with a prejudice is possessed with a devil, and one of the worst kinds of devils, for it shuts out the truth, and often leads to ruinous error
One of the great lessons the fall of the leaf teaches, is this Do your work well and then be ready to depart when God shall call.
Sin with the multitude, and your responsibility and guilt are as great and as truly personal, as if you alone had done the wrong
He that never changes his opinion never corrects mistakes and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
Mystery is but another name for ignorance if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain
Mystery is another name for our ignorance if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain
Some so speak in exaggerations and superlatives that we need to make a large discount from their statements before we can come at their real meaning
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
Happiness is like manna it is to be gathered in grains, and enjoyed every day. It will not keep it cannot be accumulated nor have we got to go out of ourselves or into remote places to gather it, since it has rained down from a Heaven, at our very door
Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads on to actions, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny
Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.
We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven.
Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.
To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.
Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another - too often ending in the loss of both.