Not armies, not nations, have advanced the race; but here and there, in the course of ages, an individual has stood up and cast his shadow over the world.
Skepticism has never founded empires, established principals, or changed the world's heart. The great doers in history have always been people of faith.
I know a good many people, I think, who are bigots, and who know they are bigots, and are sorry for it, but they dare not be anything else.
No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.
The creed of a true saint is to make the best of life, and to make the most of it.
Consider and act with reference to the true ends of existence. This world is but the vestibule of an immortal life. Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
Christ illustrates the purport of life as He descends from His transfiguration to toil, and goes forward to exchange that robe of heavenly brightness for the crown of thorns.
There is no happiness in life, there is no misery like that growing out of the dispositions which consecrate or desecrate a home.
Bigotry dwarfs the soul by shutting out the truth.
Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth - the true poet is very near the oracle.
Through all God's works there runs a beautiful harmony. The remotest truth in His universe is linked to that which lies nearest the throne.
There is no tariff so injurious as that with which sectarian bigotry guards its commodities. It dwarfs the soul by shutting out truths from other continents of thought, and checks the circulation of its own.
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.
An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven.
An aged Christian with the snow of time on his head may remind us that those points of earth are whitest that are nearest heaven.