Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you, never excuse yourself.
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next.
Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.
There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.
A church debt is the devil's salary.
No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.
Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
Suffering is part of the divine idea.
Gambling with cards, or dice, or stocks, is all one thing--it is getting money without giving an equivalent for it.
Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without in himself.
If you are idle, you are on the road to ruin; and there are few stopping-places upon it. It is rather a precipice than a road
Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation