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  1. Habit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it.


  2. A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.


  3. It is well to think well. It is divine to act well.


  4. Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.




  5. Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.


  6. If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it.

    • habits

  7. Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins.


  8. If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.


  9. Teaching isn't one-tenth as effective as training.


  10. Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.


  11. Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.

    • truth

  12. We go by the major vote, and if the majority are insane, the sane must go to the hospital.


  13. A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.


  14. Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as you have of the latter, so many more must you have of the former.


  15. I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.


  16. Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.


  17. It is more difficult, and it calls for higher energies of soul, to live a martyr than to die one.


  18. Avoid witicisms at the expense of others.


  19. Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.


  20. A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.

    • teaching

  21. A house without books is like a room without windows.


  22. When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.


  23. Evil and good are God's right hand and left.


  24. To pity, distress it but human; to relieve it is Godlike.


  25. A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them.

    • books

  26. It is well to think well; it is divine to act well.


  27. Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset. Both are set with 60 diamond minutes. No reward is offered. They are gone forever.


  28. Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.


  29. Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.

    • time

  30. Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men -- the balance-wheel of the social machinery.

    • education

  31. Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.

    • truth

  32. A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.


  33. Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.


  34. Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.

    • education

  35. Let the public mind become corrupt, and all efforts to secure property, liberty, or life by the force of laws written on paper will be as vain as putting up a sign in an apple orchard to exclude canker worms.


  36. So, in the infinitely nobler battle in which you are engaged against error and wrong, if ever repulsed or stricken down, may you always be solaced and cheered by the exulting cry of triumph over some abuse in Church or State, some vice or folly in society, some false opinion or cruelty or guilt which you have overcome! And I beseech you to treasure up in your hearts these my parting words: Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.


  37. If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable.


  38. Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.


  39. The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.


  40. Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.


  41. Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.


  42. Much that we call evil is really good in disguises; and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood, nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them.


  43. Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.


  44. Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.


  45. To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.



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