American Journalist, Abolitionist, Editor and Publisher
"There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence."
"Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use."
"Any heart turned God-ward, feels more joy in one short hour of prayer, than e'er was raised by all the feasts on earth since its foundation."
"It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another, without helping himself."
"Search for a single, inclusive good is doomed to failure. Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situation of experience its own full and unique meaning."
"As nightingales feed on glow worms, so poets live upon the living light of nature and beauty."
"Dew-drops - nature's tears, which she sheds on her own breast for the fair which die. - The sun insists on gladness; but at night, when he is gone, poor nature loves to weep."
"Men might be better if we deemed better of them. - The worst way to improve the world is to condemn it."
"Poetry is itself a thing of God. - He made his prophets poets; and the more we feel of poesie do we become like God in love and power."
"That a majority of the Abolitionists in this place would patronize a free labor store, in preference to others, I do not doubt; but we do not muster money in Cincinnati."
"There is a large body of abolitionists in Clinton and Clark Counties in this state, and in Wayne County Indiana, that would undoubtedly support such a store, but whether their support would be sufficient, I am unable to say."
"Thou wind! which art the unseen similitude of God the Spirit, his most sweet and mightiest sign."
"We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on the dial; we should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best."