A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
Lost - yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.
It is well to think well; it is divine to act well.
Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.
Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.
Evil and good are God's right hand and left.
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.
Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.
A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them.
Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable.
When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.
Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.