Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
Theology is a science of mind applied to God.
Theology is but our ideas of truth classified and arranged.
We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.
A grindstone that had not grit in it, how long would it take to sharpen an ax? And affairs that had not grit in them, how long would they take to make a man?
The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day.
A tool is but the extension of a man's hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. And he that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the well-being of mankind.
When we borrow trouble, and look forward into the future and see what storms are coming, and distress ourselves before they come, as to how we shall avert them if they ever do come, we lose our proper trustfulness in God. When we torment ourselves with imaginary dangers, or trials, or reverses, we have already parted with that perfect love which casteth out fear.
Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.
All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
In the ordinary business of life, industry can do anything which genius can do, and very many things which it cannot.
Work is not a curse, but drudgery is!
It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is the rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution which destroys the machinery but the friction. Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices
He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.