Education commences at the mother’s knee, and every word spoken in the hearing of little children tends toward the formation of character.—Let parents always bear this in mind.
Topics: Education, Example
It is my humble prayer that I may be of some use in my day and generation.
Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.
Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.
Obedience, as it regards the social relations, the rules of society, and the laws of nature and nature’s God, should commence at the cradle and end only at the tomb.
The greatest truths are the simplest.
It is in sickness that we most feel the need of that sympathy which shows how much we are dependent upon one another for our comfort, and even necessities. Thus disease, opening our eyes to the realities of life, is an indirect blessing.
Idleness is emptiness; the tree in which the sap is stagnant, remains fruitless.
As unkindness has no remedy at law, let its avoidance be with you a point of honor.
If gratitude is due from children to their earthly parent, how much more is the gratitude of the great family of men due to our father in heaven.
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood, and nearly as blameable.
Not the least misfortune in a prominent falsehood is the fact that tradition is apt to repeat it for truth.
Weary the path that does not challenge. Doubt is an incentive to truth and patient inquiry leadeth the way.
Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
The act of divine worship is the inestimable privilege of man, the only created being who bows in humility and adoration.
Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.
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