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There is little influence where there is not great sympathy.

Thou wert my guide, philosopher, and friend.

Though her (Lady Elizabeth Hastings) mien carries much more invitation than command, to behold her is an immediate check to loose behavior; to love her was a liberal education.

To help the young soul, to add energy, inspire hope, and blow the coals into a useful flame; to redeem defeat by new thought and firm action, this, though not easy, is the work of divine men.

Virtue will catch as well as vice by contact; and the public stock of honest, manly principle will daily accumulate. We are not too nicely to scrutinize motives as long as action is irreproachable. It is enough to deal out its infamy to convicted guilt and declared apostasy.

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellowmen ; and along those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.

We cannot think or act but the soul of some one who has passed before points the way. - The dead never die.

When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men.

When men do anything for God, the very least thing, they never know where it will end, nor what amount of work it will do for Him. Love's secret, therefore, is to be always doing things for God, and not to mind because they are such very little ones.

You cannot be buried in obscurity: you are exposed upon a grand theater to the view of the world. If your actions are upright and benevolent, be assured they will augment your power and happiness.

You cannot not influence people.

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