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No one has a greater asset for his business than a man’s pride in his work.
– Hosea Ballou
Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
Error is always more busy than truth.
The oppression of any people for opinion’s sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper, and render them more important.
Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible.
Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.
Everything in the world exists to end up in a book.
Energy, like the biblical grain of the mustard-seed, will remove mountains.
Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.
Education commences at the mother’s knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
Though ambition in itself is a vice, it often is also the parent of virtue.
There is no such things as ‘best’ in the world of individuals.
It is easy to be beautiful; it is difficult to appear so.
Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.
Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.
Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.
Religion which requires persecution to sustain, it is of the devil’s propagation.
Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
Hatred is self-punishment.
Never be so brief as to become obscure.
Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.