No traveler e'er reached that blest abode who found not thorns and briers in his road.
Remorse begets reform.
He that has seen both sides of fifty has lived to little purpose if he has no other views of the world than he had when he was much younger.
What is there in the vale of life Half so delightful as a wife When Friendship, love and peace combine To stamp the marriage bond divine?
God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm.
The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
Happiness depends, as Nature shows, Less on exterior things than most suppose.
Happiness depends, as Nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.
Restraining prayer, we cease to fight; Prayer keeps the Christian's armor bright; And Satan trembles when he sees The weakest saint upon his knees.
Religion, if in heavenly truths attired, Needs only to be seen to be admired.
God moves in mysterious ways His wonders to performs
Books are not seldom talismans and spells.
It chills my blood to hear the blest Supreme Rudely appealed to on each trifling theme.
The dogs did bark, the children screamed, Up flew the windows all; And every soul bawled out, Well done! As loud as he could bawl.
Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single friend.
O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place.
Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay.
Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.