1. 10

    Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible.

    18
  2. 9

    We must not only read the Scriptures, but we must make their rules of life our own.

    20
  3. 8

    Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.

    20
  4. 7

    There is no immunity from the consequences of sin; punishment is swift and sure to one and all.

    52
  5. 6

    Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.

    71
  6. 5

    Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred it the coward's revenge for being intimidated.

    82
  7. 4

    Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.

    83
  8. 3

    Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.

    93
  9. 2

    Too many people embrace religion from the same motives that they take a companion in wedlock, not from true love of the person, but because of a large dowry.

    191
  10. 1

    Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.

    225
  11. Last Update: 21 January 2022

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