It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.
Wonder is from surprise, and surprise stops with experience.
A great sin is a course of wickedness abridged into one act.
Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.
Abstinence is the great strengthener and clearer of reason.