Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
Jesus Christ belonged to the true race of prophets. He saw with open eye the mystery of the soul. Drawn by its severe harmony, ravished with its beauty, he lived in it and had his being there. Alone in all history, he estimated the greatness of man.
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
Preaching is the expression of the moral sentiment in application to the duties of life.
Good is positive. Evil is merely privative, not absolute: it is like cold, which is the privation of heat. All evil is so much death or nonentity. Benevolence is absolute and real. So much benevolence as a man hath, so much life hath he.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
All mankind love a lover.
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.