Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.
Oh, ye infidel philosophers, teach me how to find joy in sorrow, strength in weakness, and light in darkest days how to bear buffeting and scorn how to welcome death, and to pass through it into the sphere of life, and this not for me only, but for
Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.
Christ is risen There is life, therefore, after death His resurrection is the symbol and pledge of universal resurrection.
Love is the river of life in the world.
There are many trials in life which do not seem to come from unwisdom or folly they are silver arrows shot from the bow of God, and fixed inextricably in the quivering heart they are meant to be borne they were not meant, like snow or water, to melt as soon as they strike but the moment an ill can be patiently borne it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain.
Anxiety in human life is what squeaking and grinding are in machinery that is not oiled. In life, trust is the oil.
It is the very wantonness of folly for a man to search out the frets and burdens of his calling and give his mind every day to a consideration of them. They belong to human life. They are inevitable. Brooding only gives them strength.
In the ordinary business of life, industry can do anything which genius can do, and very many things which it cannot.
Mirth is God's medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it. Grim care, moroseness, anxiety, - all this rust of life, ought to be scoured off by the oil of mirth. It is better than emery. Every man ought to rub himself with it.
By Labor the North has subdued Nature, changed a parsimonious soil to fertility, built dwellings for almost her whole population, raised the school-house, established the Church, encircled the globe with her ships, and made her books and her papers to be as blades of grass and as leave of the Summer for number. But in the South, labor, a badge of shame, is the father of misery. The slave labors, but with no cheerit is not the road to respectability, it will honor him with no citizens trust, it brings no bread to his family, no grain to his garner, no leisure in after-days, no books or papers to his children. It opens no school-house door, builds no church, rears for him no factory, lays no keel, fills no bank, earns no acres. With sweat and toil and ignorance he consumes his life, to pour the earnings into channels from which he does no drink, into hands that never honor him. But perpetually rob and often torment.
A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
Poverty is very good in poems but very bad in the house very good in maxims and sermons but very bad in practical life.
Living is death dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens on this side orphans, on that children.
Happiness is not the end in life character is.
Life would be a perpetual flea hunt if a man were obliged to run down all the innuendoes, inveracities, and insinuations and misrepresentations which are uttered against him.
We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.
All higher motives, ideals, conceptions, sentiments in a man are of no account if they do not come forward to strengthen him for the better discharge of the duties which devolve upon him in the ordinary affairs of life.
God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how.
Any law that takes hold of a man's daily life cannot prevail in a community, unless the vast majority of the community are actively in favor of it. The laws that are the most operative are the laws which protect life.
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