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Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.
What we gave, we have; What we spent, we had; What we left, we lost.
To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.
We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the…
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.
Most controversies would soon be ended, if those engaged in them would first accurately define their terms, and then adhere to their definitions.
Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.
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,…
Facts are God’s arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.
Mystery is but another name for ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain!
Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather…
To be good, we must do good; and by doing good we take a sure means of being good, as the use and exercise of…
He that never changes his opinion never corrects mistakes and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death; but an early grave may be the shortest way…
Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so.
Some men are born old, and some men never seem so. If we keep well and cheerful, we are always young and at last die…
To rule one’s anger is well; to prevent it is better.
High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.
People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.
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