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Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from…
If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable.
It is well to think well; it is divine to act well.
Evil and good are God’s right hand and left.
Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.
Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.
The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as you have of the latter, so many more must you have of the…
Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.
Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person’s money as his time.
When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin…
A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books,…
Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.
Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will…
Much that we call evil is really good in disguises; and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood, nor overlook the mercies…
Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.
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