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"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions."
"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us."
"The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live."
"The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms."
"Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all."
"You hear that boy laughing??you think he?s all fun; But the angels laugh, too, at the good he has done; The children laugh loud as they troop to his call, And the poor man that knows him laughs loudest of all."
"Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed."
"Man's mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension."
"To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it ? but we must sail and not drift, nor lie at anchor."
"Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up."