First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.
Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.
Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.
Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.
Action and blood now get the game. Disdain treads on the peaceful name.
I perceive that I am neither a planter of the backwoods, pioneer, nor settler there, but an inhabitant of the Mind, and given to friendship and ideas. The ancient society, the Old England of New England, Massachusetts for me.
A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.
Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides.
Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.