Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.— Charles Simmons
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Integrity is the first step to true greatness.
Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.
No man has a right to do what he pleases, except when he pleases to do right.
Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool.
True greatness consists in being great in little things.
For the most part fraud in the end secures for its companions repentance and shame.
Malice can always find a mark to shoot at, and a pretence to fire.
Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners;
it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful.
Infidelity is seated in the heart; its origin is not in the head. It is the wish that Christianity might not be true, that leads to an argument to prove it.
Live only for today, and you ruin tomorrow.
Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws.
Wealth is a dangerous inheritance, unless the inheritor is trained to active benevolence.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
A person's character is but half formed till after wedlock.
Both mind and heart when given up to reveries and dreaminess, have a thousand avenues open for the entrance of evil.
Uncalled for excuses are practical confessions.
Industry keeps the body healthy, the mind clear, the heart whole, and the purse full.
Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next.
Good intentions are very mortal and perishable things.
Like very mellow and choice fruit, they are difficult to keep.
A quick and sound judgment, good common sense, kind feeling, and an instinctive perception of character, in these are the elements of what is called tact, which has so much to do with acceptability and success in life.
Sensible men show their sense by saying much in few words.
If noble actions are the substance of life, good sayings are its ornament and guide.
It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune, to be unable to utter a prompt and decided 'no'.
Those who obtain riches by labor, care, and watching, know their value.
Those who impart them to sustain and extend knowledge, virtue, and religion, know their use. Those who lose them by accident or fraud know their vanity. And those who experience the difficulties and dangers of preserving them know their perplexities.
If you would reform the world from its errors and vices, begin by enlisting the mothers.
Self-approbation, when founded in truth and a good conscience, is a source of some of the purest joys known to man.
Dare not usurp thy maker's place by giving way to wrath - wrath that goes forth in vengeance; "vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord."
Life is made up of little things. It is very rarely that an occasion is offered for doing a great deal at once. True greatness consists in being great in little things.
He who feasts every day, feasts no day.
There is a noble forgetfulness-that which does not remember injuries.
When a person feels disposed to over estimate his own importance, let him remember that mankind got along very well before his birth, and that in all probability they will they will get along very well after his death.
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Accurate knowledge is the basis of correct opinions;
the want of it makes the opinions of most people of little value.
Good Humor is the best shield against the darts of satirical raillery
It is only the constant exertion and working of our sensitive, intellectual, moral, and physical machinery that keeps us from rusting, and so becoming useless.
Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue.
Determination is power. If the prospect be dark, kindle up the fire of resolution that nothing but death can extinguish.
When the heart is won, the understanding is easily convinced.
The smallest number, with God and truth on their side, are weightier than thousands.
A good example is a better legacy for children than wealth or honor.