Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.
To hear always, to think always, to learn always, it is thus that we live truly. He who aspires to nothing, who learns nothing, is not worthy of living.
He who is continually changing his point of view sees more, and more clearly, than one who, statue-like, forever stands upon the same pedestal; however lofty and well-placed that pedestal may be.
In a balanced organization, working towards a common objective, there is success.
Routine is not organization, any more than paralysis is order.
Alas! it is not the child but the boy that generally survives in the man.
Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought.
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?
Any one who is much talked of be much maligned. This seems to be a harsh conclusion; but when you consider how much more given men are to depreciate than to appreciate, you will acknowledge that there is some truth in the saying.
People resemble still more the time in which they live, than they resemble their fathers.
Tolerance is the only real test of civilization.
I do not know of any sure way of making others happy as being so one's self.
You cannot ensure the gratitude of others for a favour conferred upon them in the way which is most agreeable to yourself.
A man's action is only a picture book of his creed.
Pride, if not the origin, is the medium of all wickedness-the atmosphere without which it would instantly die away.
We are pleased with one who instantly assents to our opinions, but we love a proselyte.
Do not be deceived into thinking that how a man acts is the full picture.
No man has ever praised to persons equally-and pleased them both.
It takes a great man to make a great listener
Man ceased to be an ape, vanquished the ape, on the day the first book was written.
The sense of danger is never, perhaps, so fully apprehended as when the danger has been overcome.
War may be the game of kings, but, like the games at ancient Rome, it is generally exhibited to please and pacify the people.
The apparent foolishness of others is but too frequently our own ignorance.
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