A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.Alfred E. Wiggam
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the thorns.George Santayana
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be When there's no help in truthSophocles
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.Hamilton Wright Mabi
If you have no friends to share or rejoice in your success in life - if you cannot look back to those whom you owe gratitude, or forward to those to whom you ought to afford protection, still it is no less incumbent on you to move steadily in the path of duty; for your active excretions are due not only to society; but in humble gratitude to the Being who made you a member of it, with powers to save yourself and others.Walter Scott
Our schools have been scientifically designed to prevent over-education from happening. ... The average American (should be) content with their humble role in life, because they're not tempted to think about any other role.William Torrey Harris
The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any.
The soul has this proof of its divinity that divine things delight in it.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.