Gambling with cards, or dice, or stocks, is all one thing--it is getting money without giving an equivalent for it.
Selfishness at the expense of others' happiness is demonism.
The blossom cannot tell what becomes of its odor; and no man can tell what becomes of his influence.
Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.
The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic.
To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.
To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself.
The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history
I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck.
God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses.
It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction.
Interest works night and day in fair weather and in foul. It gnaws at a man's substance with invisible teeth.
It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.
Ignorance is the womb of monsters
Work is not the curse, but drudgery is.