The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.
A man is a little thing while he works by and for himself; but when he gives voice to the rules of love and justice, he is godlike.
All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive.
Raphael paints wisdom, Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it.
One lesson we learn early, that in spite of seeming difference, men are all of one pattern. We readily assume this with our mates, and are disappointed and angry if we find that we are premature, and that their watches are slower than ours. In fact, the only sin which we never forgive in each other is difference of opinion.
Blame is safer than praise.
Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.
There is a time when a man distinguishes the idea of felicity from the idea of wealth; it is the beginning of wisdom.
Sunday is the core of our civilization, dedicated to thought and reverence.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Let us be silent that we may hear the whispers of the gods.