Henry Wadsworth LongfellowNothing with God can be accidental.

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well; and doing well whatever you can do, without a thought of fame.

Believe me, every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When moral courage feels that it is in the right, there is no personal daring of which it is incapable.


Pygmies are pygmies still, though perched on Alps; and pyramids are pyramids in vales.
Each man makes his own stature, builds himself. Virtue alone out-builds the pyramids; her monuments shall last when Egypt’s fall.


Truth is as impossible to be soiled by any outward touch as the sunbeam.

— Milton

Acquaint thyself with God, if thou wouldst taste His works.

— Cowper

Marcus AureliusSearch thou thy heart! Therein is the fountain of good! Do thou but dig, and abundantly the stream shall gush forth.

Never esteem anything as of advantage to thee that shall make thee break thy word or lose thy self-respect.

Take care that the divinity within you has a creditable charge to preside over.

The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues.

Test by trial how excellent is the life of the good man — the man who rejoices at the portion given him in the universal lot and abides therein content; just in all his ways and kindly minded toward all men.

— Marcus Aurelius

Friendship throws a greater luster on prosperity, while it lightens adversity by sharing in its griefs and anxieties.

— Cicero

The surest proof of being endowed with noble qualities, is to be free from envy.

— La Rochefoucauld

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.

— Victor Hugo

Michel de_MontaigneThe most evident sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness.

— Montaigne

Nothing is too high for a man to reach, but he must climb with care and confidence.

— Hans Andersen

Truth is honesty in speech; honesty is truth in action.

— Millard

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.

The road to success is not to be run in seven-leagued boots. Step by step, little by little, bit by bit — that is the way.

— Buxton

Kindness — a language which the dumb can speak, and the deaf can understand.

— Bovée

How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!

— Elliston

Life is mostly froth and bubble;
Two things stand like stone:
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in our own.

— Gordon

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