Every noble work is at first impossible.
Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is.
By nature man hates change; seldom will he quit his old home till it has actually fallen around his ears.
A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner.
No violent extreme endures.
In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government.
True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.
If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
Only the person of worth can recognize the worth in others.
Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong.
The spiritual is the parent of the practical.