The undertaking of a new action brings new strength.
Parents who indulge themselves 'in moderation' may have children who indulge themselves to excess.
Young people are going to go to someone, somewhere. And we had better see that that 'someone' is us.
The test of love is in how we live.
Keep courage. Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself. You will win in a great age of opportunity.
All things need watching, working at, caring for, and marriage is no exception. Marriage is not something to be indifferently treated or abused, or something that simply takes care of itself. Nothing neglected will remain as it was or is, or will fail to deteriorate. All things need attention, care and concern, and esp...ecially so in this most sensitive of all relationships of life.
Your direction is more important than your speed.
What is it that makes us suppose that we can more easily do twice tomorrow what we didn't do once today!
There never was a tonic that would cure more social ailments than a healthy, happy home. There never was a greater source of social stability than an affectionate and understanding family. There never was a better way of helping children to happiness than the close confidence of wise and loving and responsible parents.
Give no man sympathy because he has to work - it is his blessing that he can.
One of the greatest accomplishments in this world would be that of lifting human hearts. Blessed are they who are kind and considerate of the feelings of other people.
One of the most fruitless, irritating wastes in the world is arguing-the contentious, endless kind of arguing that is akin to quarreling, and causes feuding in families and among friends, and leaves resentful feeling in homes, in hearts, in businesses and professions, and in all kinds of gatherings in public and private places, and in all relationships of life-and with so little that it ever seems to settle!
Shouldn't the commandments be re-written? No, they should be re-read!
There are some things you can give another person, and some things you cannot give him, except as he is willing to reach out and take them, and pay the price of making them a part of himself. This principle applies to studying, to developing talents, to absorbing knowledge, to acquiring skills, and to the learning of all the lessons of life.
Work is the best wonder drug ever devised by God. Work is as necessary to man as eating and sleeping. Pleasure derived from labor is the sweetest of all pleasures.
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.
A person soon learns how little he knows when a child begins to ask questions.
May we never let the things we can't have, or don't have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have.
Any man who can't control his thoughts can't control his actions, and any man who can't control his actions isn't safe in society.
Life moves in one direction only - and each day we are faced with an actual set of circumstances, not with what might have been, not with what we might have done, but with what is, and with where we are now- and from this point we must proceed; not from where we were, not from where we wish we were - but from where we are.
Indeed, the greatest blessing that can follow the death of those we love is reconciliation. Without it there is no peace. But with it come quiet thoughts and quickened memories. And what else shall a man do except become reconciled? What purpose does he serve by fighting what he cannot touch or by brooding upon what he cannot change?
We must carry things beyond conversation to conclusion.
A boy is the only known substance from which a man can be made.
We are what we are, wherever we are.
Go ahead with your life, your plans.... Don't waste time by stopping before the interruptions have started.
There's no pillow quite so soft as a father's strong shoulder.
In answer to the question, "Shouldn't the commandments be rewritten?," someone thoughtfully replied, "No, they should be reread."
Remember to build each other up, to strengthen and sustain, to keep companionship lovely and alive. Remember dignity and respect; understanding; not expecting perfection; a sense of humor and a sense of what is sacred and serious; common purposes, common convictions, and the character to stay with a bargain, to keep a covenant - in these are the making of a good and solid marriage.
Live so as to have a quiet conscience.
Someone has to do everything that is done.
It is a great moment in life when a father sees a son grow taller than he or reach farther.
We should think seriously before we slam doors, before we burn bridges, before we saw off the limb on which we find ourselves sitting.
Happiness mainly depends on man's ability to work and the way in which he does it.
There are few of us but who have been touched somehow by death. Some may not have been touched closely by it nor yet have kept vigil with it, but somewhere along our lives, most of us are sorely bereft of someone near and deeply cherished - and all of us will some day meet it face to face.
He who has ceased to pray has lost a great friendship.
This is life-and it is passing. What are we waiting for?
Enjoy life while it is happening.
No man is so wise that he cannot benefit by talking things out with others.
Things I don't understand don't destroy my faith in the things I do understand.
Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself - things could always be worse and they are for someone else!