People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.
Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)
Contributed by: Zaady
To be good, we must do good; and by doing good we take a sure means of being good, as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power.
He that is possessed with a prejudice is possessed with a devil, and one of the worst kinds of devils, for it shuts out the truth, and often leads to ruinous error.
Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws-a thing which can never be demonstrated.
If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.
Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.
He who can suppress a moment's anger may prevent a day of sorrow.
To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is still better.
Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.
Apothegms are the wisdom of the past condensed for the instruction and guidance of the present.
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