To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own
Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them
Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads on to actions, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny
We never reach our ideals, whether of mental or moral improvement, but the thought of them shows us our deficiencies, and spurs us on to higher and better things
Sin with the multitude, and your responsibility and guilt are as great and as truly personal, as if you alone had done the wrong
Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so.
Whoever in prayer can say, "Our Father," acknowledges and should feel the brotherhood of the whole race of mankind
What we gave, we have; What we spent, we had; What we left, we lost.
He that is possessed with a prejudice is possessed with a devil, and one of the worst kinds of devils, for it shuts out the truth, and often leads to ruinous error.
Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws-a thing which can never be demonstrated.
To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.
There is often as much independence in not being led as in not being driven.
Mystery is another name for our ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain
To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is still better.