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“How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”
“As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser.”
“Devotion, when it does not lie under the check of reason, is apt to degenerate into enthusiasm.”
“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.”
“I'll take fifty percent efficiency to get one hundred percent loyalty.”
“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.”
“Compassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer.”
“Excellence can be achieved if you . . . risk more than others think is safe, love more than others think is wise, dream more than others think is practical, and expect more than others think is possible.
“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”
“It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.”
“Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.”
“The crest and crowning of all good, Life's final star, is Brotherhood.”
“I will put honesty before the risk of humiliation.”
“He who forgives ends the quarrel.”
“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.”
“The great essentials for happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.”
“To decide, to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life.”
“Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.”
“Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.”
“Tomorrow is not a promise, but a chance.”
“Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.”
“The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.
“Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.”
“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.”
“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”
“It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.”
“Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is élan, esprit de corps and determination.”
“Trust and honesty is an investment you put in people.”
“Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.”
“Life is the soul's nursery.”