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Were both the golden Indies mine, I'd give both Indies for a tear.

    Topics: Compassion

Preserve your conscience always soft and sensitive. If but one sin force its way into that tender part of the soul and dwell there, the road is paved for a thousand iniquities.

    Topics: Conscience, Sin

Among all the accomplishments of youth there is none preferable to a decent and agreeable behavior among men, a modest freedom of speech, a soft and elegant manner of address, a graceful and lovely deportment, a cheerful gravity and good-humor, with a mind appearing ever serene under the ruffling accidents of human life.

    Topics: Contentment, Youth, Freedom

Roses grow on thorns and honey wears a sting.

    Topics: Contentment

I would not change my blest estate for all the world calls good or great.

    Topics: Contentment

Then let these useless streams be stayed; wear native courage in your face.

    Topics: Courage

Academical disputation gives vigor and briskness to the mind thus exercised, and relieves the languor of private study and meditation.

    Topics: Education, Meditation

Instructors should not only be skilful in those sciences which they teach, but have skill in the method of teaching, and patience in the practice.

    Topics: Education

When general observations are drawn from so many particulars as to become certain and indisputable, these are jewels of knowledge.

    Topics: Education

I believe the promises of God enough to venture an eternity on them.

    Topics: Faith, Eternity

In matters of equity between man and man, our Saviour has taught us to put my neighbor in place of myself, and myself in place of my neighbor.

    Topics: Friendship, Giving

Earth, thou great footstool of our God, who reigns on high; thou fruitful source of all our raiment, life, and food; our house, our parent, and our nurse.

    Topics: God

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