God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only question is how
Quote by Henry Ward Beecher
I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There...
Doctrine is nothing but the skin of truth set up and stuffed.
There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions,...
No man is such a conqueror as the man who has defeated himself.
A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to...
When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung
A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments
Work is not the curse, but drudgery is.
In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows...
Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently...
To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into...
Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally...
All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down,...
Next to ingratitude, the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
Sorrow makes men sincere.
If a man take no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near...
I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now...