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" A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. "
" Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. "
" Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business. "
" The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves; and this of course is to be effected by stratagem. "
" One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more. "
" Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. "
" Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home. "
" Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart. "
" A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all. "
" The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind. "
" They who drink beer will think beer. "
" Indeed, there is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted. "
" Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You're never as good as you'd like to be. So there's always something to hope for. "
" Age is a matter of feeling, not of years. "
" I've had it with you and your emotional constipation! "
" There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. "
" There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble. "
" The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow. "
" The easiest thing to do, whenever you fail, is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes. "
" The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal - every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open - this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude. "
" A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use. "
" There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. "
" Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. "
" There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations. "
" Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds, but these will gradually roll away and disappear as it ascends to its steady luster. "
" There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place. "
" Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs? No - no, your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears. "
" Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant. "
" A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. "
" Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three. "
" Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love. "