Every one in his own house and God in all of them.
Every one is responsible for his own acts.
The only thing that is really difficult is to prove what one believes.
It is not true... that the more one thinks the less one feels, but it is true that the more one judges the less one loves.
The most completely lost of all days is that on which one has not laughed.
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
The great duty of God’s children is to love one another. This duty on earth takes the name and form of the law of humanity. We are to recognize all men as brethren, no matter where born, or under what sky, or institution or religion they may live. Every man belongs to the race, and owes a duty to mankind... Men cannot, by combining themselves into narrower or larger societies, sever the sacred, blessed bond which joins them to their kind... The law of humanity must reign; over the assertion of all human rights.
The angels may have wider spheres of action, may have nobler forms of duty; but right with them and with us is one and the same thing.
The child’s grief throbs against the round of its little heart as heavily as the man’s sorrow; and the one finds as much delight in his kite or drum as the other in striking the springs of enterprise or soaring on the wings of fame.
There are interests by the sacrifice of which peace is too dearly purchased. One should never be at peace to the shame of his own soul - to the violation of his integrity or of his allegiance to God.
There have been men who could play delightful music on one string of the violin, but there never was a man who could produce the harmonies of heaven in his soul by a one-stringed virtue.
He that is one man's slave is free from none.
One need not mind stealing, but one must cry out at people whose minds are so befuddled that they do not know theft when they see it.
A thousand logical statements will be destroyed in the face of one light desire. When a person’s desires overcome his intellect, he becomes an idiot... It is a daily occurrence that people who follow their desires do foolish things that will destroy them both in this world and the next.
When one lives a life focused on gaining, wisdom, his entire life is full of joy and happiness.
For how might sweetness ever have been known to him who never tasted bitterness? Felicity exists for those alone who first have suffered sorrow and distress... By opposites does one in wisdom grow.
Physical pleasures can give a person pleasure and happiness to some degree, but this cannot compete with the elevated pleasure that one can derive when one toils in wisdom.
Two wrongs will not make one right.
All that we call common sense and rationality and practicality... only means that for certain dead levels of our life we forget that we have forgotten. All that we call spirit and art and ecstasy only means that for one awful instant we remember that we forget.
Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.