Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.
O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place.
Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.
The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.
Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.
Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.