Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
It is easy to be beautiful; it is difficult to appear so.
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible.
Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.
Honest and courageous people have very little to say about either their courage or their honesty.
Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.
Faith, in order to be genuine and of any real value, must be the offspring of that divine love which Jesus manifested when He prayed for His enemies on the cross.
If we agree in love, there is no disagreement that can do us any injury,
but if we do not, no other agreement can do us any good.
Let us endeavor to keep the unity of the spirit in the bonds of peace.
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul; and the heart of man knoweth none more fragrant.
No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work.
Our blessings are the least heeded, because the most common events of life.
Energy, like the biblical grain of the mustard-seed, will remove mountains.
Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper, and render them more important.
Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction....
Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage....
Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
The experience of others adds to our knowledge, but not to our wisdom; that is dearer bought.
Religion which requires persecution to sustain, it is of the devil's propagation.
If gratitude is due from children to their earthly parent, how much more is the gratitude of the great family of men due to our father in heaven.
Hatred is self-punishment.
Liberality should be tempered with judgment, not with profuseness.
Envy may justly be called "the gall of bitterness and bond of iniquity;" it is the most acid fruit that grows on the stock of sin, a fluid so subtle that nothing but the fire of divine love can purge it from the soul.
The heavens and the earth, the woods and the wayside, teem with instruction and knowledge to the curious and thoughtful.
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