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Many a humble soul will be amazed to find that the seed it sowed in weakness, in the dust of daily life, has blossomed into immortal flowers under the eye of the Lord.

    Topics: Humility, Weakness

The Negro is an exotic of the most gorgeous and superb countries of the world, and he has deep in his heart a passion for all that is splendid, rich and fanciful.

    Topics: Inspiration

It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.

    Topics: Justice

Everyone confesses that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us; but most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do.

    Topics: Laziness, Circumstances, Power

Human nature is above all things lazy.

    Topics: Laziness

The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.

    Topics: Life, The Future

Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.

    Topics: Morality, Music

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.

    Topics: Mothers, Philosophy

Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.

    Topics: Pain

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

    Topics: Perseverance, Time

To do common things perfectly is far better worth our endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably.

    Topics: Perseverance

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

    Topics: Perseverance

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