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.
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.
Man’s wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.
No one ever was a great poet, that applied himself much to anything else.