Man’s wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.
Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Our complaints are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose they only fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves.
When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don’t, they don’t.
No one ever was a great poet, that applied himself much to anything else.
Who ever converses among old books will be hard to please among the new.
The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child’s home.