Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence.
I never see any difference in boys. I only know two sorts of boys. Mealy boys and beef-faced boys.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
The bright old day now dawns again; the cry runs through the land, in England there shall be dear bread -- in Ireland, sword and brand; and poverty, and ignorance, shall swell the rich and grand, so rally round the rulers with the gentle iron hand, of the fine old English Tory days; hail to the coming time!
When you're a married man, Samivel, you'll understand a good many things as you don't understand now; but whether it's worth while, going through so much, to learn so little, as the charity-boy said when he got to the end of the alphabet, is a matter o taste.
I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.
There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
Now, what I want is, facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them. This is the principle on which I bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir!
Keep out of Chancery. It's being ground to bits in a slow mill; it's being roasted at a slow fire; it's being stung to death by single bees; it's being drowned by drops; it's going mad by grains.
Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.