Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.
All great discoveries are made by men whose feelings run ahead of their thinking.
Home interprets heaven. Home is heaven for beginners.
There is always the possibility of beauty where there is an unsealed human eye; of music where there is an unstopped human ear; and of inspiration where there is a receptive human spirit.
Virtue is safe only when it is inspired.
The man who lives by himself and for himself is likely to be corrupted by the company he keeps.
Faith is the heroism of the intellect.
Every thought was once a poem.
Hell is both sides of the tomb, and a devil may be respectable and wear good clothes.
So far from genius discarding law, rather is it the supreme joy of genius to re-enact the eternal and unwritten law in the chamber of its own intel-lect.
Genius does not care much for a set of explicit regulations, but that does not mean that genius is lawless.
Faith is the very heroism and enterprise of intellect. Faith is not a passivity, but a faculty. Faith is power, the material of effect. Faith is a kind of winged intellect. The great work men of history have been men who believed like giants.
Faith is mind at its best, its bravest, and its fiercest. Faith is thought become poetry, and absorbing into itself the soul's great, passions. Faith is intellect carried up to its transfigurement.
Ideals we do not make. We discover, not invent, them.
A man's longest purposes will be his best purposes. It is true, life is short and uncertain; but it is better to live on the short arc of a large circle than to describe the whole circumference of a small circle.
Purpose directs energy, and purpose makes energy.
We are religious by nature.
Labor is the handmaid of religion.
All true manliness grows around a core of divineness.
Pity is not enough better than indifference to benefit materially either agent or recipient.
My sin is the black spot which my bad act makes, seen against the disk of the Sun of Righteousness. Hence religion and sin come and go together.
Sin spoils the spirit's delicacy, and unwillingness deadens its susceptibility.
Faith is among men what gravity is among planets and suns.
Little works, little thoughts, little loves, little prayers for little Christians, and larger and larger as the years grow.
And let me say only this one word more: that the little things that a little Christian does are not any more than the larger things that an older Christian does.
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