Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction.
We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.
Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences.
Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never.
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.