Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Joel Hawes

American Clergy

"A good character is, in all cases, the fruit of personal exertion. It is not inherited from parents, it is not created by external advantages, it is no necessary appendage of birth, wealth, talents or station; but it is the result of one’s own endeavors."

"A good name lost is seldom regained. When character is gone, all is gone, and one of the richest jewels of life is lost forever."