Jasmine, the name of which signifies fragrance, is the emblem of delicacy and elegance. It is reared with difficulty in New England, but at the South, puts forth all its graces.
Happy are those who dwell apart from the harrowing tumults of public life!
Society during the last hundred years has been alternately perplexed and encouraged respecting the two great questions: how shall the criminal and pauper be disposed of in order to reduce crime and reform the criminal on the one hand and, on the other, to diminish pauperism and restore the pauper to useful citizenship?
Why not, when it can be done without exposure or expense, let me rescue some of America’s miserable children from vice and guilt?
A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat.
Ah, tell me not that memory sheds gladness o’er the past, what is recalled by faded flowers, save that they did not last?
Those who do wrong very often think others are censuring them, when they are not even thought of.
The French, perhaps more than any other nation, cherish the memory of their dead by ornamenting their places of sepulture with the finest flowers, often renewing the garlands and replacing such plants as decay with vigorous and costly ones.
Always remember those things that tend to strengthen and improve your understanding. You cannot learn without attention, neither retain those lessons that you have once learnt without frequently reflecting upon and reviewing them in your mind; by this means, things long past will remain impressed upon your memory.
Nothing seems to me so likely to make people unhappy in themselves and at variance with others as the habit of killing time.