Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.
I don’t like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is amusing to coquette with an echo for a little while, but one soon tires of it.
He who overcomes himself is divine. Most see their ruin before their eyes; but they go on into it.
What you see, but can’t see over is as good as infinite.
Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.
Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it coverts itself into conduct.
Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due; woe to him that refuses it when it is.
A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.
This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it.