A silent look of affection and regard when all other eyes are turned coldly away--the consciousness that we possess the sympathy and affection of one being when all others have deserted us--is a hold, a stay, a comfort, in the deepest affliction, which no wealth could purchase, or power bestow.
There were times when he could not read the face he had studied so long, and when this lonely girl was a greater mystery to him than any women of the world...
It is good to be children sometimes, and never better that at Christmas, when its might Founder was a child Himself.
Night, like a giant, fills the church, from pavement to roof, and holds dominion through the silent hours. Pale dawn again comes peeping through the windows: and, giving place to day, sees night withdraw into the vaults, and follows it, and drives it out, and hides among the dead.
"A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!"
Never sign a valentine with your own name.
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year.
Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two.
The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.
A friendly swarry, consisting of a boiled leg of mutton with the usual trimmings.
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.
Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.