A friend is what the heart needs all the time.
To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us and surely it is a good haven to sail for.
The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.
Love is the best thing in the world, and the thing that lives the longest.
This is the gospel of labour, ring it, ye bells of the kirk! The Lord of Love came down from above, to live with the men who work. This is the rose that He planted, here in the thorn-curst soil: Heaven is blest with perfect rest, but the blessing of Earth is toil.
O brave flag, O bright flag, O flag to lead the free! The glory of thy silver stars, Engrailed in blue above the bars Of red for courage, white for truth, Has brought the world a second youth And drawn a hundred million hearts to follow after thee.
Romantic love interests almost everybody, because almost everybody knows something about it, or would like to know.
This is the soldier brave enough to tell The glory-dazzled world that war is hell: Lover of peace, he looks beyond the strife, And rides through hell to save his country's life.
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
Happiness is inward, and not outward and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
It is with rivers as it is with people: the greatest are not always the most agreeable nor the best to live with.
Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
Every house where love abidesAnd friendship is a guest,Is surely home, and home, sweet homeFor there the heart can rest.
Use what talents you possess the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart - never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true never to tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening.
Four things a man must learn to doIf he would make his record true:To think without confusion clearly;To love his fellow-men sincerely;To act from honest motives purely;To trust in God and Heaven securely.
What we do belongs to what we are; and what we are is what becomes of us.
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