A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall until I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.
It will be very generally found that those that sneer habitually at human nature, and affect to despise it, are among it’s worst and least pleasant samples.
The man who knows only one subject is almost as tiresome as the man who knows no subject.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than anything I have ever done, it is a far, far, better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
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If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
My hair stands on end with the cost and charges of these boys. Why was I a father! Why was my father ever a father!
Every man however obscure, however far removed from the general recognition, is one of a group of men impressible for good, and impressible for evil, and it is in the nature of things that he cannot really improve himself without in some degree improving other men.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
New thoughts and hopes were whirling through my mind, and all the colours of my life were changing.
The most important thing in life is to stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will.' Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.
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I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
Industry is the soul of business and the keystone of prosperity.
There are only two kinds of portrait paintings: the serious and the smirk.
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don’t trust that conversational idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance, any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it’s left behind.
Any man can be in good spirits and good temper when he is well dressed.
A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a little patronage more so.
The stranger in the land that looks into ten thousand faces for some answering look and never finds it, is in cheering society as compared with him who passes ten averted faces daily, that were once the countenances of friends.
Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of it’s own: and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
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Love, though said to be afflicted with blindness, is a vigilant watchman.
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It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.
I wear the chain I forged in life....I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.
So, I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.
Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.
Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.