The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
Scriptures and creeds may come to seem incredible, but faith will still go dancing on.
From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act which bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us; the hearing of the word and prayer.
We know little of the things for which we pray.
It is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
Dreams grow holy put in action.
There’s a magical tie to the land of our home, which the heart cannot break, though the footsteps may roam.
Debating clubs among boys are very useful, not only as affording pleasant meetings and interesting discussions, but also as serving for training grounds for developing the knowledge and the qualities that are needed in public life.
No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.