Humor is, however, nearer right than any emotion we have. Humor is the atmosphere in which grace most flourishes.
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
Faith is spiritualized imagination.
He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.
We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.
Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.
A man who does not love praise is not a full man.
That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all.
Nothing can be further apart than true humility and servility.
It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.
Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.