The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day.
There is tonic in the things that men do not love to hear. Free speech is to a great people what the winds are to oceans ... and where free speech is stopped miasma is bred, and death comes fast.
What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.
Repentance is another name for aspiration
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
There is tonic in the things that men do not love to hear; and there is damnation in the things that wicked men love to hear. Free speech is to a great people what winds are to oceans and malarial regions, which waft away the elements of disease, and bring new elements of health. And where free speech is stopped miasma is bred, and death comes fast.
Expedients are for the hour; principles for the ages.
In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
Many men are mere warehouses full of merchandise--the head, the heart, are stuffed with goods. . . . There are apartments in their souls which were once tenanted by taste, and love, and joy, and worship, but they are all deserted now, and the rooms a.
The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game. The cynic puts all human actions into two classes openly bad and secretly bad.
Doctrine is nothing but the skin of truth set up and stuffed.
It is not well for a man to pray, cream; and live skim milk.
Where is human nature so weak as in a book store?
Difficulties are God's errands; and when we are sent upon them, we should esteem it a proof of God's confidence, as a compliment from God.
Like the cellar-growing vine is the Christian who lives in the darkness and bondage of fear. But let him go forth, with the liberty of God, into the light of love, and he will be like the plant in the field, healthy, robust, and joyful.