Self-government is, indeed, the noblest rule on earth; the obj ect of a loftier ambition than the possession of crowns or sceptres. The truest conquest is where the soul is bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. The monarch of his own mind is the only real potentate.
The eternal world is not merely a world beyond time and the grave. It embraces time; it is ready to realize itself under all the forms of temporal things. Its light and power are latent everywhere, waiting for human souls to welcome it, ready to break through the transparent veil of earthly things and to suffuse with its ineffable radiance the common life of man.
There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.
Honesty: The ability to resist small temptations.
A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
Patience is the art of caring slowly.
Intelligence recognizes what has happened. Genius recognizes what will happen.
Aristocracy: What is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone.
Gentility is what is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone.
The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.
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