Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
So, throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tries, and a touch that never hurts.
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
Tell Wind and Fire where to stop but don't tell me.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
It is a far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.
Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.
With affection beaming out of one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.
It is a far, far better thing that I do now, then I have ever done before... it is a far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known before.
Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
A man who could build a church, as one may say, by squinting at a sheet of paper.
Spring is the time of the year, when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.
I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.
I do not know the American gentleman, god forgive me for putting two such words together.
No man who was not a true gentleman at heart, ever was, since the world began, a true gentleman in manner.
Accidents will occur in the best regulated families.
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it!