There is no bigotry like that of free thought run to seed.
The angel of the Family is Woman. Mother, wife, or sister, Woman is the caress of life, the soothing sweetness of affection shed over its toils, a reflection for the individual of the loving providence which watches over Humanity. In her there is treasure enough of consoling tenderness to allay every pain. Moreover for every one of us she is the initiator of the future. The mother's first kiss teaches the child love; the first holy kiss of the woman he loves teaches man hope and faith in life; and love and faith create a desire for perfection and the power of reaching towards it step by step; create the future, in short, of which the living symbol is the child, link between us and the generations to come. Through her the Family, with its divine mystery of reproduction, points to Eternity.
What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?
Age steals away all things, even the mind.
I inhabit a weak, frail, decayed tenement; battered by the winds and broken in upon by the storms, and from all I can learn, the landlord does not intend to repair.
John Quincy Adams
The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
I can do small things in a great way.
James Freeman Clarke
To the house of a friend if you're pleased to retire, You must all things admit, you must all things admire; You must pay with observance the price of your treat, You must eat what is praised, and must praise what you eat.
It is not so important to know everything as to know the exact value of everything, to appreciate what we learn, and to arrange what we know.
The most original authors are not so because they advance what is new, but because they put what they have to say as if it had never been said before.
Johann von Goethe
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.
Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great wind is bearing me across the sky.
Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.
Edgar Allan Poe
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved
The wealth of a man is the number of things which he loves and blesses, which he is loved and blessed by!
Love doesn't make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Our aspirations are our possibilities.
Educate the heart -- educate the heart. Let us have good men.
The secret of getting things done is to act!
Benjamin O David
I only hope you may be able not only to listen, but also to hear me. Your charity must multiply my small voice and do some such miracle as was done when the loaves and fishes fed the multitude in the ancient tune which has just been spoken of.
Julia Ward Howe
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.
William Henry Channing
Man knows that love is, but not what it is.
The strength of a nation, especially of a republican nation, is in the intelligent and well ordered homes of the people.
We should remember in our dealings with animals that they are a sacred trust to us from our heavenly Father. They are dumb and cannot speak for themselves.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Is it a fact -- or have I dreamt it -- that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?
Be curious, not judgmental.
The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The beginning is always today.
It's never too late to be who you might have been.
Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things.