We never reach our ideals, whether of mental or moral improvement, but the thought of them shows us our deficiencies, and spurs us on to higher and better things
Quote by Tryon Edwards
To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is better.
Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining...
Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads on to actions, actions form habits, habits decide...
Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them
Mystery is but another name for ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly...
We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we...
To be good, we must do good; and by doing good we take a sure...
Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence
One of the great lessons the fall of the leaf teaches, is this: do your...
Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.
The first step to improvement, whether mental, moral, or religious, is to know ourselves -...
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
Mystery is another name for our ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly...
Hell is truth seen too late - duty neglected in its season
Anecdotes are sometimes the best vehicles of truth, and if striking and appropriate, are often...
Whoever in prayer can say, Our Father, acknowledges and should feel the brotherhood of the...
We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.
God gives all to those, who get up early.
When faced with a mountain, I will not quit! I will keep striving until I...
The proper study of mankind is books.