That statesman is indeed happy who can count as his friends the really honest and consistent, the true Patriots, and the men of honorable thought.
You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.
In order to do good, a man must be good; and he will not be good except he have instruction by counsel and by example.
I shall try and effect all that is before me to perform; and God, I think, will surely give me strength for His work so long as He directs my line of duty.
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.
How disappointment tracks the steps of hope.
The fact is that, in all prisons everywhere, cruelties on the one hand and injudicious laxity of discipline on the other have at times appeared and will, at intervals, be renewed except the most vigilant oversight is maintained.
We need to suffer, that we may learn to pity.
I may be too craving of that rich gift, the power of sharing other minds. I have drunk deeply, long, and oh! how blissfully at this fountain in a foreign clime. Hearts met hearts, minds joined with minds; and what were the secondary trials of pain to the enfeebled, suffering body when daily was administered the soul’s medicine and food!
Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel’s face.