Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does; it hardens you and makes you sour, narrow and skeptical.
An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven.
Category: Age And Aging
Do not judge from mere appearances; for the lift laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.
Bigotry dwarfs the soul by shutting out the truth.
At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.
Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite.
Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
The creed of a true saint is to make the best of life, and to make the most of it.
The essence of justice is mercy.
Whatever touches the nerves of motive, whatever shifts man's moral position, is mightier than steam, or calorie, or lightening.
The best men are not those who have waited for chances but who have taken them; besieged the chance; conquered the chance; and made chance the servitor.
Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies.
Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.
Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth -- the true poet is very near the oracle.
Category: Poetry And Poets