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A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. ...   Life
A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school ...   Life
A church debt is the devil's salary.   Life
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opini...   Life
A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.   Life
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It'...   Humor
A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as m...   Life
All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miserie...   Life
Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger...   Life
Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.   Life
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so be...   Life
Books are not men and yet they stay alive.   Life
Education is the knowledge of how to use the whole of oneself. Many me...   Life
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature...   Art
Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.   Life
Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the fault...   Life
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle...   Faith
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business...   Business
Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.   Life
Faith is spiritualized imagination.   Faith
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul...   Nature
Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting m...   Life
God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses.   Life
God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any mo...   Life
Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than h...   Life
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.   Life
Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strengt...   Life
He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attrac...   Life
He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he h...   Life
Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul.   Life
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects o...   Life
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I w...   Forgiveness
I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of hi...   Life
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.   Religion
I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. The...   Life
If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be ...   Life
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that mak...   Life
In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which ...   Life
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines th...   Life
It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.   Life
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.   Life
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his ...   Life
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he...   Life
It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better a...   Life
It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the rev...   Life
Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the bette...   Life
Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best e...   Life
Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the...   Life
Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling ...   Life
Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.   Life
Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.   Life
No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.   Life
No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix goo...   Life
Now comes the mystery.   Life
Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient.   Life
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating ...   Life
Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.   Life
Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which ...   Life
Pushing any truth out very far, you are met by a counter-truth.   Life
Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chi...   Nature
Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.   Life
Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in other...   Life
Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a ...   Life
Suffering is part of the divine idea.   Life
Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.   Life
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward succes...   Life
The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect t...   Life
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from ...   Life
The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it is always on h...   Life
The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, ...   Life
The continuance and frequent fits of anger produce in the soul a prope...   Life
The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man and never fail...   Life
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes fr...   Life
The dog is the god of frolic.   Life
The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experi...   Life
The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.   Life
The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its pois...   Life
The most dangerous people are the ignorant.   Life
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.   Life
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.   Life
The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a...   Life
The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never exc...   Life
The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a...   Life
The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide w...   Life
The test of Christian character should be that a man is a joy-bearing ...   Life
The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it,...   Life
The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful hea...   Life
The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism ...   Life
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.   Government
Theology is a science of mind applied to God.   Life
There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, ...   Life
There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - th...   Life
There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as t...   Life
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child...   Life
To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medic...   Life
To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things a...   Life
To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself.   Life
We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher thi...   Life
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.   Life
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the dis...   Life
We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's.   Life
Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.   Life
What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our ...   Life
When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is alread...   Life
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?   Life
You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.   Life
You cannot sift out the poor from the community. The poor are indispen...   Life
You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, ...   Life
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but sti...   Life