Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.
Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as you have of the latter, so many more must you have of the former.
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.
Much that we call evil is really good in disguises; and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood, nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them.
Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person’s money as his time.
If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable.
Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.