The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
A barking dog is more useful than a sleeping lion
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place.
There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them all!
A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.
A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.