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Early marriages are permanent moralities; deferred marriages are temptations to wickedness.
[Marriage]
 

Education is the knowledge of how to use the whole of oneself. Many men use but one or two faculties out of the score with which they are endowed. A man is educated who knows how to make a tool of every faculty - how to open it, how to keep it sharp, and how to apply it to all practical purposes.
[Education]
 

Every artist dips his brush into his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
[Art]
 

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
[Charity]
 

Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.
 

Every man should use his intellect, not as he uses his lamp in the study, only for his own seeing, but as the lighthouse uses its lamps, that those afar off on the sea may see the shining, and learn their way.
[Intellect]
 

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
[Faith]
 

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
[Business]
 

Everything that happens in the world is part of a great plan of God running through all time.
[Providence]
 

Expedients are for an hour, but principles are for the ages. - Just because the rains descend, and the winds blow, we cannot afford to build on the shifting sands.
[Principles]
 

Failure is a school in which the truth always grows strong.
[School]
 

Faith is spiritualized imagination.
[Faith]
 

Fear is a kind of bell, or gong, which rings the mind into quick life and avoidance upon the approach of danger. It is the soul's signal for rallying.
 

Fear is the soul's signal for rallying.
 

Feeling does not become stronger in the religious life by waiting, but by using it.
[Feelings]
 

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
[Flowers]
 

Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile, some have a sad expression, some are pensive and diffident, others again are plain, honest and upright.
[Nature]
 

Flowers may beckon towards us, but they speak toward heaven and God.
[Flowers]
 

Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.
[Gambling]
 

God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses.
[Grace]
 


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