A mother has, perhaps, the hardest earthly lot; and yet no mother worthy of the name ever gave herself thoroughly for her child who did not feel that, after all, she reaped what she had sown.
Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)
Contributed by: Zaady
When God thought of mother, He must have laughed with satisfaction, and framed it quickly - so rich, so deep, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beauty, was the conception.
Nothing can compare in beauty, and wonder, and admirableness, and divinity itself, to the silent work in obscure dwellings of faithful women bringing their children to honor and virtue and piety.
You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are; but you must approach each man by the right door.
A man without mirth is like a wagon without springs, in which one is caused disagreeably to jolt by every pebble over which it turns.
The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.
Nothing dies so hard, or rallies so often, as intolerance.
If there's a job to be done, I always ask the busiest man in my parish to take it on and it gets done.
Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.
Source: Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1867
If any man is rich and powerful he comes under the law of God by which the higher branches must take the burnings of the sun, and shade those that are lower; by which the tall trees must protect the weak plants beneath them.
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