Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes.
Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.
Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope.
Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of the two everlasting empires, necessity and free will.
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better, Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
Alas! while the body stands so broad and brawny, must the soul lie blinded, dwarfed, stupefied, almost annihilated? Alas! this was, too, a breath of God, bestowed in heaven, but on earth never to be unfolded!
The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green