Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds.
You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth.
Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest.
Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only in dangers which affect themselves, but the first to rescue when others are in danger.
For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.
Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in bearing it.
The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.
The virtues, like the body,become strong more by labor than by nourishment.
Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.
The grandest of heroic deeds are those which are performed within four walls and in domestic privacy.
The wish falls often warm upon my heart that I may learn nothing here that I cannot continue in the other world; that I may do nothing here but deeds that will bear fruit in heaven.
Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.
The miracles of earth are the laws of heaven.