God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.

It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is the rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution which destroys the machinery but the friction. Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices.

If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.

The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences.

We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's.

Death is the dropping of the flower, that the fruit may, swell.

Theology is a science of mind applied to God.

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?

The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.

A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good.

Repentance is another name for aspiration.

I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent.

The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history.

Each book has a secret history of ways and means.

God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how.

Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.

What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.

Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.

Men's best successes come after their disappointments.

Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.

Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself.

What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.

You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are but you must approach each man by the right door.

A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.

A reputation for good judgment for fair dealing for truth and for rectitude is itself a fortune.

Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.

There are more quarrels smothered by just shutting your mouth, and holding it shut, than by all the wisdom in the world.

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.

All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.

Every artist dips his brush into his own soul.

In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.

The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.

It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

No emotion, any more than a wave, can long retain its own individual form.

Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.

There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred.

Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.

Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.

A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.

You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.

A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the most joyous day of the week.

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.

To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself.

Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains.

The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.