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.
A man's life is an appendix to his heart.
An obstacle is often an unrecognized opportunity
Passion is the drunkenness of the mind.
The grateful person, being still the most severe exacter of himself, not only confesses, but proclaims, his debts.
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.
Pain is an outcry of sin.
Speech was given to the ordinary sort of men, whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it.
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!
The covetous person lives as if the world were made altogether for him, and not he for the world.
Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.
Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature.
Abstinence is the great strengthener and clearer of reason.
He who has no mind to trade with the Devil should be so wise as to keep from his shop.
It is the work of fancy to enlarge, but of judgment to shorten and contract; and therefore this must be as far above the other as judgment is a greater and nobler faculty than fancy or imagination.
Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.
Anger is a transient hatred; or at least very like it.
He that despairs measures Providence by his own little contracted model and limits infinite power to finite apprehensions.
Society is built upon trust.
A true friend is the gift of God, and He only who made hearts can unite them.
In all worldly things that a man pursues with the greatest eagerness he finds not half the pleasure in the possession that he proposed to himself in the expectation.
Most of the appearance of mirth in the world is not mirth, it is art. The wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise.
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.
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