Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads on to actions, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny.
Prejudices are rarely overcome by argument; not being founded in reason they cannot be destroyed by logic.
Some of the best lessons we ever learn we learn from our mistakes and failures. — The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.
If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.
Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so.
True humility is not an abject, groveling, self-despising spirit; it is but a right estimate of ourselves as God sees us.
The first step to improvement, whether mental, moral, or religious, is to know ourselves - our weaknesses, errors, deficiencies, and sins, that, by divine grace, we may overcome and turn from them all.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.
Happiness is like manna; it is to be gathered in grains, and enjoyed every day. It will not
keep; it cannot be accumulated; nor have we got to go out of ourselves or into remote
places to gather it, since it has rained down from a Heaven, at our very door.
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
Anxiety is the poison of human life; the parent of many sins and of more miseries.
He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws - a thing which can never be demonstrated.
Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.
Have a time and place for everything, and do everything in its time and place, and you will not only accomplish more, but have far more leisure than those who are always hurrying.
We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death; but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven.
Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.
Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.
Never think that God's delays are God's denials. True prayer always receives what it asks, or something better.
Ridicule may be the evidence of with or bitterness and may gratify a little mind, or an ungenerous temper, but it is no test of reason or truth.
Sincerity is not test of truth-no evidence of correctness of conduct. You may take poison sincerely believing it the needed medicine, but will it save your life?
Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
To murder character is as truly a crime as to murder the body: the tongue of the slanderer is brother to the dagger of the assassin
There is nothing so elastic as the human mind. The more we are obliged to do, the more we are able to accomplish.
Contemplation is to knowledge what digestion is to food - the way to get life out of it
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