"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things."
"A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life."
"We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started."
"Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it."
"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself."
"Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven."
"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul."
"Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven."
"I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one."
"Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality."
"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."