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
The great hope of society is in individual character.
Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence...
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
No one should part with their individuality and become that of another.
The less of government the better, if society were kept in peace and prosperity.
How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
True love is the parent of humility.
Error is discipline through which we advance.
God is another name for human intelligence raised above all error and imperfection, and extended...
Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself
The world is governed by opinion.
Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.
We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love...
Influence is to be measured, not by the extent of surface it covers, but by...
The best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend, but...
A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can't expect an...
Knowledge without wisdom is a load of books on the back an ass.