Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds.
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
In character, in manner, in style, in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight but, they while their companions slept, they were toiling upwards in the night.
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall.
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
…my religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me…that is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave.
Writing is the geometry of the soul.
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
…there is an undeniable relationship between rising early with a positive routine and success.
For so many are in such a hurry to pry into other people’s business that they never turn aside to examine themselves.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
We have only a single, very brief life in which to suffer in loving and to love in suffering: let us not lose a minute of it.
…adverse fortune frequently draws men back to their true good like a shepherdess with her crook.