The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government
I know it is more agreeable to walk upon carpets than to lie upon dungeon floors, I know it is pleasant to have all the comforts and luxuries of civilization; but he who cares only for these things is worth no more than a butterfly, contented and thoughtless, upon a morning flower; and who ever thought of rearing a tombstone to a last summer's butterfly?
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith
It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is the rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution which destroys the machinery but the friction. Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices
Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul.
Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven.
All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
Sorrow makes men sincere.
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.
Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains.
Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.
We are not to make the ideas of contentment and aspiration quarrel, for God made them fast friends. A man may aspire, and yet be quite content until it is time to raise; and both flying and resting are but parts of one contentment.