A politician thinks of the next election; a statement of the next generation. A politician looks for the success of his party; a statesman for that of his country. The statesman wishes to steer, while the politician is satisfied to drift.
Amid all change, we desire something permanent; amid all variety, something stable; amid all progress, some central unity of life; something which deepens as we ascend; which roots itself as we advance; which grows more and more tenacious of the old, while becoming more and more open to the new.
Conscience in the soul is the root of all true courage. If a man would be brave, let him learn to obey his conscience.
Even where there is talent, culture, knowledge, if there is not earnestness, it does not go to the root of things.
He who believes in goodness has the essence of all faith. He is a man 'of cheerful yesterdays and confident to-morrows.'
It may make a difference to all eternity whether we do right or wrong today.
Love is the spirit of life, and makes all things live.
Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well.
One of the best things in the gospel of Jesus is the stress it lays on small things. It ascribes more value to quality than to quantity; it teaches that God does not ask how much we do, but how we do it.
Progress, in the sense of acquisition, is something; but progress in the sense of being, is a great deal more.
Religion is life, philosophy is thought; religion looks up, friendship looks in. We need both thought and life, and we need that the two shall be in harmony.
Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
The bravest of individuals is the one who obeys his or her conscience.
We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.
We must be something in order to do something, but we must also do something in order to be something.
Whenever we do what we can, we immediately can do more.
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