Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live Not where I love, but where I am, I die.
If you would be pungent, be brief for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
The loss of a friend is like that of a limb time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are throughout persuaded of each other's worth.
It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion.
Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
Never let a man imagine that he can pursue a good end by evil means, without sinning against his own soul. The evil effect on himself is certain.
The three indispensable of genius are: understanding, feeling, and perseverance; the three things that enrich genius are: contentment of mind, the cherishing of good thoughts, and the exercise of memory
There is a magic in that little world, home; it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues never known beyond its hallowed limits
Love is indestructible. It's holy flame forever burneth; from Heaven it came, to Heaven returneth.
They sin who tell us Love can die: with Life all other passions fly, all others are but vanity.
What will not woman, gentle woman dare; when strong affection stirs her spirit up?
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
The arts babblative and scribblative.
Where Washington hath left His awful memory A light for after times!
Curses are like young chickens, they always come home to roost.
In my days of youth, I remembered my God, And he hath not forgotten my age.
Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, from that good God, who chastens whom he loves.
Wild dreams! but such As Plato lov'd; such as with holy zeal Our Milton worshipp'd. Blessed hopes! awhile From man with-held, even to the latter days When Christ shall come, and all things be fulfill'd.
Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the state. Like beams in a house or bones to a body, so is order to all things.
It was a summer evening, Old Kaspar's work was done, And he before his cottage door Was sitting in the sun, And by him sported on the green His little grandchild Wilhelmine.
To a resolute mind, wishing to do is the first step toward doing. But if we do not wish to do a thing it becomes impossible.
My days among the Dead are past; Around me I behold, Where'er these casual eyes are cast, The mighty minds of old; My never-failing friends are they, With whom I converse day by day.
Yet leaving here a name, I trust, That will not perish in the dust.