Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive injury.
A true man never frets about his place in the world, but just slides into it by the gravitation of his nature, and swings there as easily as a star.
Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity
No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.
Neutral men are the devil's allies.
Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies
Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury
Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy
Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth - the true poet is very near the oracle
The essence of justice is mercy.
Skepticism has never founded empires, established principals, or changed the world's heart. The great doers in history have always been people of faith.
Do not judge from mere appearances; for the lift laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.
At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.