Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
It is not merely cruelty that leads men to love war, it is excitement
Free speech is to a great people what winds are to oceans and malarial regions, which waft away the germs of disease, and bring new elements of health.
Expedients are for an hour, but principles are for the ages.Just because the rains descend, and the winds blow, we cannot afford to build on the shifting sands.
Rumor has winged feet like Mercury.
A person without a sense of humour is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
The most dangerous people are the ignorant.
There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred.
Nothing dies so hard, or rallies so often as intolerance.
The human soul is God's treasury, out of which he coins unspeakable riches.
The soul is often hungrier than the body and no shop can sell it food.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
It is one of the worst effects of prosperity to make a man a vortex instead of a fountain; so that, instead of throwing out, he learns only to draw in.
When a nations young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
Humor is, however, nearer right than any emotion we have. Humor is the atmosphere in which grace most flourishes.