Tis plain that there is not in nature a point of stability to be found: everything either ascends or declines. When wars are ended abroad, sedition begins at home, and when men are freed from fighting for necessity, they quarrel through ambition.
The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
Real valor consists not in being insensible to danger; but in being prompt to confront and disarm it.
If you have no friends to share or rejoice in your success in life - if you cannot look back to those whom you owe gratitude, or forward to those to whom you ought to afford protection, still it is no less incumbent on you to move steadily in the path of duty; for your active excretions are due not only to society; but in humble gratitude to the Being who made you a member of it, with powers to save yourself and others.
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.
Cats are mysterious kind of folk - there is more passing in their minds than we are aware of.
Heap on the wood!-the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still.
The will to do, the soul to dare.