Our dreams drench us in sense, and sense steeps us again in dreams.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
Life is one, religion one, creeds are many and diverse.
Dignity of manner always conveys a sense of reserved force.
First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.
A work of real merit finds favor at last.
Health, longevity, beauty, are other names for personal purity; and temperance is the regimen for all.
Cleanse the fountain if you would purify the streams.
Many can argue - not many converse.
Hold fast, therefore, O circular philosopher, to thy centre, and drive the globe along its orbit by the momentum of thy thought.
Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.
Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
I find my past in my present, and from these forecast my future.
Ignorance is innocence - stupidity comes with experience
Prudence is the footprint of Wisdom.
Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.
Our bravest and best lessons are not learned through success, but through misadventure.
Our ideals are our better selves.
A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
The less routine the more life.
A happy childhood is the pledge of a ripe manhood.
Man must have some recognized stake in society and affairs to knit him lovingly to his kind, or he is wont to revenge himself for wrongs real or imagined.
Every dogma embodies some shade of truth to give it seeming currency.
Ideas first and last: yet it is not till these are formulated and utilized that the devotees of the common sense discern their value and advantages. The idealist is the capitalist on whose resources multitudes are maintained life long. Ideas in the head set hands about their several tasks, thus carrying forward all human endeavors to their issues.
Despair snuffs the sun from the firmament.
Pleasure, that immortal essence, the beauteous bead sparkling in the cup, effervesces soon and subsides.
Our favorites are few; since only what rises from the heart reaches it, being caught and carried on the tongues of men wheresoever love and letters journey.
A sip is the most than mortals are permitted from any goblet of delight.
A state, a community, caring first for all its children, providing amply for their spiritual as for their temporal well-being, has organized the primitive Eden.
I consider it the best part of an education to have been born and brought up in the country.
Good discourse sinks differences and seeks agreements.
Egotists cannot converse, they talk to themselves only.
Debate is angular, conversation circular and radiant of the underlying unity.
Conversation is an abandonment to ideas, a surrender to persons.
A man defines his standing at the court of chastity by his views of women.