| Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.
| A church debt is the devil's salary.
| In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
| It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
| The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.
| What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.
| The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.
| In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
| The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
| Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
| The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.
| The dog is the god of frolic.
| I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
| Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
| Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
| Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
| Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
| 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.
| We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's.
| There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.