If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.
You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
The Celestial Surgeon
If I have faltered more or less
In my great task of happiness;
If I have moved among my race
And shown no glorious morning face;
If beams from happy human eyes
Have moved me not; if morning skies,
Books, and my food, and summer rain
Knocked on my sullen heart in vain:-
Lord, thy most pointed pleasure take
And stab my
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.
There’s nothing like protecting someone more frightened than one is oneself…to make one feel as brave as a lion…
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
It is the power of making the world happy, or at least of so greatly diminishing the amount of unhappiness in it as to make it quite a different world from what it is at present. This power is called kindness. The worst kinds of unhappiness, as well as the greatest amount of it, come
Conscience which is the sentinel of the soul, falls asleep. Surrounded as he is with worldly cares, that sleep is too profound; for a killer is at hand who shoots wickedly from his bow. Then the man is off his guard and is pierced right to the heart by a bitter arrow against which he
Self command…is the pivot upon which the character, fame and independence of us mortals hang.
Reading makes a full man, talking makes a ready man, and writing makes an exact man.
Mr. Meant-To has a comrade,
And his name is Didn’t-Do;
Have you ever chanced to meet them?
Did they ever call on you?
These two fellows live together
In the house of Never-Win,
And I’m told that it is haunted
By the ghost of Might-Have-Been.”