There is really nothing left to a genuine idle man, who possesses any considerable degree of vital power, but sin.
The idle man stands outside of God's plan, outside of the ordained scheme of things; and the truest self-respect, the noblest independence, and the most genuine dignity, are not to be found there
Scholarship except by accident is never the measure of a person's power.
Gossip is always a personal confession either of malice or imbecility.
In that worthiest of all struggles, the struggle for self-mastery and goodness, we are far less patient with ourselves than God is with us.
A fit of anger is as fatal to dignity as a dose of arsenic is to life.
Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.