We are not sent into this world mainly to enjoy the loveliness therein, nor to sit us down in passive ease; no, we were sent here for action. The soul that seeks to do the will of God with a pure heart, fervently, does not yield to the lethargy of ease.
The rose is the flower and handmaiden of love - the lily, her fair associate, is the emblem of beauty and purity.
Man is not made better by being degraded; he is seldom restrained from crime by harsh measures, except the principle of fear predominates in his character, and then he is never made radically better for its influence.
The duties of a teacher are neither few nor small, but they elevate the mind and give energy to the character.
What greater bliss than to look back on days spent in usefulness, in doing good to those around us.