No more important duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.
Edwin Hubble Chapin (1814 - 1880)
Contributed by: Zaady
The worst effect of sin is within and is manifest not in poverty, and pain, and bodily defacement, but in the discrowned faculties, the unworthy love, the low ideal, the brutalized and enslaved spirit.
Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it foregoes revenge, and dares to forgive an injury.
Neutral men are the devil's allies.
At the bottom of a good deal of the bravery that appears in the world there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they cannot face public opinion.
Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness, and falls, as a golden link into the great chain of order.
It is the penalty of fame that a man must ever keep rising. "Get a reputation, and then go to bed," is the absurdest of all maxims. "Keep up a reputation or go to bed, "would be nearer the truth.
Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
The brightest crowns that are worn in heaven have been tried, and smelted, and polished and glorified through the furnaces of tribulation.
There is no happiness in life and there is no misery like that growing out of the dispositions which consecrate or desecrate a home.
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