"A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves."
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A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never.
A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.
A church debt is the devil's salary.
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.
Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.