Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus.
Much reading is like much eating -wholly useless without digestion.
The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words.
Speech was given to the ordinary sort of men, whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it.
The covetous person lives as if the world were made altogether for him, and not he for the world.
The grateful person, being still the most severe exacter of himself, not only confesses, but proclaims, his debts.
Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature.
It is a noble and great thing to cover the blemishes and excuse the failings of a friend; to draw a curtain before his weaknesses and to display his perfections; to bury his shortcomings in silence but to proclaim his virtues on the housetop.
God afflicts with the mind of a father, and kills for no other purpose but that he may raise again.
There is not the least flower but seems to hold up its head, and to look pleasantly, in the secret sense of the goodness of its Heavenly Maker.
Similes prove nothing, but yet greatly lighten and relieve the tedium of argument.
Flints may be melted - we see it daily - but an ungrateful heart cannot be; not by the strongest and noblest flame.
God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress.
No man's religion ever survives his morals.
For he that is a good man, is three quarters of his way towards the being a good Christian, wheresoever he lives, or whatsoever he is called.
Aristotle was but a wreck of an Adam, and Athens but the rubbish of an Eden. How completely sin has defaced the divine image in man! That man has lost his righteousness and happiness is clearly evident as we look at the state of the world today!
A man's life is an appendix to his heart.
Society is built upon trust.
Folly enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities.
He who does a kindness to an ungrateful person, sets his seal to a flint and sows his seed upon the sand; on the former he makes no impression, and from the latter finds no product.
Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation as the tempter is in pressing it, and he needs not proceed by a surer measure.
An obstacle is often an unrecognized opportunity
He that despairs measures Providence by his own little contracted model and limits infinite power to finite apprehensions.
Anger is a transient hatred; or at least very like it.
Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.
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