A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have
Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good: 'Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm.
It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.
When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Sanity is very rare: every man almost, and every woman, has a dash of madness.
Do what we can, summer will have its flies.
The music that can deepest reach, And cure all ill, is cordial speech
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. All are needed by each one; Nothing is fair or good alone.
A life in harmony with nature, the love of truth and virtue, will purge the eyes to understanding her text
The Gothic cathedral is a blossoming in stone subdued by the insatiable demand of harmony in man. The mountain of granite blooms into an eternal flower, with the lightness and delicate finish, as well as the aerial proportions and perspective of vegetable beauty.
Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins. We parry and fend the approach of our fellow-man by compliments, by gossip, by amusements, by affairs. We cover up our thought from him under a hundred folds