The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.
Quote by William Ellery Channing
Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.
Life has a higher end,than to be amused.
How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.
The best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend, but...
The reveries of youth, in which so much energy is wasted, are the yearnings of...
He who is false to the present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and...
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when...
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy the communion with superior minds... In the...
The home is the chief school of human virtues.
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best...
One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.
True love is the parent of humility.
The great hope of society is in individual character.
Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence...
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
No one should part with their individuality and become that of another.
We are all imperfect. We can not expect perfect government.
Ask not what the government can do for you. Ask why it doesn't.
The very existence of government at all, infers inequality. The citizen who is preferred to...