A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.
It is well to think well; it is divine to act well.
Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
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.
In addition, we were unable to meet openly to discuss the progress of the book, for we were both on the list of persons banned from communicating with other banned persons.