The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history.
Category: Heroes And Heroism
The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs-jolted by every pebble in the road.
We are not to make the ideas of contentment and aspiration quarrel, for God made them fast friends. A man may aspire, and yet be quite content until it is time to raise; and both flying and resting are but parts of one contentment. The very fruit of the gospel is aspiration. It is to the heart what spring is to the earth, making every root, and bud, and bough desire to be more. -
The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.
What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.
He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.
Nothing dies so hard, or rallies so often as intolerance.
Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.
In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.
Laws and institutions, like clocks, must occasionally be cleaned, wound up, and set to true time.
Category: Law And Lawyers
A library is but the soul's burying ground. It is a land of shadows.
Do not be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause.
Category: Losers And Losing