No man has a right to do what he pleases, except when he pleases to do right.
It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune, to be unable to utter a prompt and decided ‘no’.
Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next.
The smallest number, with God and truth on their side, are weightier than thousands.
Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful.
Both mind and heart when given up to reveries and dreaminess, have a thousand avenues open for the entrance of evil.
Malice can always find a mark to shoot at, and a pretence to fire.
For the most part fraud in the end secures for its companions repentance and shame.
Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue.
Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.
A person’s character is but half formed till after wedlock.
Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool.
True greatness consists in being great in little things.
Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.