It is not the situation that makes the man, but the man who makes the situation.
Men... are bettered and improved by trial, and refined out of broken hopes and blighted expectations.
In God's world, for those who are in earnest, there is no failure. No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken, no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain.
Two thousand years ago there was One here on this earth who lived the grandest life that ever has been lived yet--a life that every thinking man, with deeper or shallower meaning, has agreed to call divine.
Category: Jesus Christ
There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.
The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly.
Category: Poetry And Poets
No one can be great, or good, or happy except through the inward efforts of themselves.
The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.
Category: Teachers And Teaching
Only so far as a man believes strongly, mightily, can he act cheerfully, or do anything that is worth doing.