We live in oppressive times. We have, as a nation, become our own thought police but instead of calling the process by which we limit our expression of dissent and wonder 'censorship,' we call it 'concern for commercial viability.'
Good heavens, of what uncostly material is our earthly happiness composed... if we only knew it. What incomes have we not had from a flower, and how unfailing are the dividends of the seasons.
One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
As life runs on, the road grows strange With faces new,-and near the end The milestones into headstones change, 'Neath every one a friend.
It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence.
But all God's angels come to us disguised...
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
They talk about their Pilgrim blood, Their birthright high and holy A mountain-stream that ends in mud Methinks is melancholy.
Wealth may be an ancient thing, for it means power, it means leisure, it means liberty.
In creating, the only hard thing is to begin a grass blade's no easier to make than an oak.
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
It was in making education not only common to all, but in some sense compulsory on all, that the destiny of the free republics of America was practically settled
He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft