You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.
Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel’s face.
The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word ‘love’. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.
It is right noble to fight with wickedness and wrong; the mistake is in supposing that spiritual evil can be overcome by physical means.
Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do.
Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age.
Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
Every man deems that he has precisely the trials and temptations which are the hardest of all others for him to bear; but they are so, simply because they are the very ones he most needs.
But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences, sooner or later.
The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression, and its natural language is pathos.