Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Josiah Johnson "J." Hawes

American Photographer

"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 results of one's good principles manifested in a course of virtuous and honorable action."

"You may be whatever you resolve to be. Determine to be something. "I cannot," never accomplished anything; "I will try," has wrought wonders."

"He that cannot decidedly say, "No," when tempted to evil, is on the highway to ruin. He loses the respect even of those who would tempt him, and becomes but the pliant tool and victim of their evil designs."