Every condition of life has its perils and its advantages; and the office of religion is, not to change that in which Providence has placed us, but to strengthen and sanctify our hearts that we may resist the temptations, and improve the opportunities of blessings presented to us.
—George Washington Bethune
What a heavy burden is a name that has too soon become famous.
—Voltaire (French Philosopher)
Have you learned lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who rejected you, and braced themselves against you, or disputed the passage with you?
—Walt Whitman (American Poet)
Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
—Napoleon Hill (American Author)
Things of the spirit differ from things material in that the more you give the more you have.
—Christopher Morley (American Journalist)
Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.
—Theodore Roosevelt (American Head of State)
Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.
—Mark Twain (American Humorist)