How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.
Things do not change, we change.
What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.
It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.
To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
The rich man is always sold to the institution which makes him rich. Absolutely speaking, the more money, the less virtue.
We are double-edged blades, and every time we whet our virtue the return stroke strops our vice.
Public opinion is a weak tyrant, compared with our private opinion - what a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates his fate
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream-world into reality.
They take their pride in making their dinner cost much; I take my pride in making my dinner cost little
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
The eye is the jewel of the body.