Hosea Ballou Quotes

It is in sickness that we most feel the need of that sympathy which shows how much we are dependent upon one another for our comfort, and even our necessities. Thus disease, opening our eyes to the realities of life, is an indirect blessing.

The oppression of any people for opinion’s sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper and render them more important.

Mystery and innocence are not akin.

Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.

Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.

Education commences at the mother’s knee, and every word spoken within the hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.