Duty performed gives clearness and firmness to faith, and faith thus strengthened through duty becomes the more assured and satisfying to the soul.
Most controversies would soon be ended, if those engaged in them would first accurately define their terms, and then adhere to their definitions.
To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.
He that never changes his opinion never corrects mistakes and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.
One of the great lessons the fall of the leaf teaches, is this: do your work well and then be ready to depart when God shall call.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.
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.
High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.
Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.
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.
To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.
Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.
Mystery is but another name for ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain!
Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.
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.
Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another - too often ending in the loss of both.