Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power.
Prayer purifies; it is a self-preached sermon.
Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.
There are souls which fall from heaven like flowers, but ere they bloom are crushed under the foul tread of some brutal hoof.
Time is a continual over-dropping of moments, which fall down one upon the other and evaporate.