Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hard, and there is no knowledge that is not power.
Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.
Love is friendship set on fire.
It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance for it requires knowledge to perceive it and therefore he that can perceive it hath it not.
No sin is small.
Friendship is the allay of our sorrows, the ease of our passions, the discharge of our oppressions, the sanctuary to our calamities, the counselor of our doubts, the clarity of our minds.
Celibacy, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in perpetual sweetness, but sits alone, and is confined and dies in singularity; but marriage, like the useful bee, builds a house, and gathers sweetness from every flower, and labors and unites
God hath given to man a short time here upon earth, and yet upon this short time eternity depends
Nothing is greater, or more fearful sacrilege than to prostitute the great name of God to the petulancy of an idle tongue
He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.
Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself.
Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth
A religion without mystery must be a religion without God
Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error before an afflicted truth
It is impossible for that man to despair who remembers that his Helper is omnipotent.