It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible.
Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.
Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
No man is such a conqueror, as the one that has defeated himself.
He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.
Education is the knowledge of how to use the whole of oneself. Many men use but one or two faculties out of the score with which they are endowed. A man is educated who knows how to make a tool of every faculty--how to open it, how to keep it sharp, and how to apply it to all practical purposes.
In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.
The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it is always on her heart.
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
Now comes the mystery.
Category: Famous Last Words
See that each hour's feelings, and thoughts and actions are pure and true; then your life will be also.
God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -- torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
Giving The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men.
Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.