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Men are won, not so much by being blamed, as by being encompassed with love.

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and pure and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.

Not one false man but does unaccountable mischief.

Often the elements that move and mold society, are the results of the sister's counsel, and the mother's prayer.

One life stamps and influences another, which in turn stamps and influences another, on and on until the soul of human experience breathes on in generations we'll never even meet.

One of the most melancholy things in the world is the enormous power for evil of the dead over the living. There is hardly a great painter or writer, or a man who had achieved greatness in any direction, whose name has not been used to repress rising genius.

Others are affected by what I am and say and do. And these others have also these spheres of influence. So that a single act of mine may spread in widening circles through a nation of humanity.

Our gifts and attainments are not only to be light and warmth in our own dwellings, but are to shine through the window, into the dark night, to guide and cheer bewildered travellers on the road.

Planets do not govern the soul, or guide the destinies of men, but trifles, lighter than straws, are levers in the building up of character.

Race and temperament go for much in influencing opinion.

The blossom cannot tell what becomes of its odor, and no man can tell what becomes of his influence and example, that roll away from him, and go beyond his ken on their perilous mission.

The career of a great man remains an enduring monument of human energy. - The man dies and disappears, but his thoughts and acts survive and leave an indelible stamp upon his race.

The great must submit to the dominion of prudence and virtue, or none will long submit to the dominion of the great.-This is a feudal tenure which they cannot alter.

The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.

The influence of individual character extends from generation to generation. - The world is molded by it.

The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.

The life of a faithful Christian man is a guide to paradise.

The spirit of a person's life is ever shedding some power, just as a flower is steadily bestowing fragrance upon the air.

The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity.

There are nine chances in ten that every man who goes with me will lose his life in the undertaking. - But there are times when dead men are worth more than living ones.


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