Authorship is a royal priesthood; but woe to him who rashly lays unhallowed hands on the ark or altar, professing a zeal for the welfare of the race, only to secure his own selfish ends.
Go West, young man, and grow up with the country.
Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; riches take wings; the only certainty is oblivion.
No amount of preaching, exhortation, sympathy, benevolence, will render the condition of our working women what it should be so long as the kitchen and the needle are subtsantially their only resources.
Great grief makes sacred those upon whom its hand is laid. — Joy may elevate, ambition glorify, but only sorrow can consecrate.
Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket.
The Republic needed to be passed through chastening, purifying fires of adversity and suffering: so these came and did their work and the verdure of a new national life springs greenly, luxuriantly, from their ashes.
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