Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
We forge the chains we wear in life.
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?
I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.
The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.
Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.