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The cure for admiring the house of lords is to go and look at it.

The cure for admiring the house of lords is to go and look at it.

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Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, read more

Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are -- chaff and grain together -- certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away….

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The testimony of the Lord is sure making wise the simple. [Psalms 19:7].

The testimony of the Lord is sure making wise the simple. [Psalms 19:7].

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It is not the facts which guide the conduct of men, but their opinions about facts; which may be entirely read more

It is not the facts which guide the conduct of men, but their opinions about facts; which may be entirely wrong. We can only make them right by discussion.

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Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.

Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.

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Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the read more

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

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Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write read more

Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferior, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer. Be what you say; and, within the rules of prudence, say what you are.

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There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there read more

There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self.

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Even the richest soil, if left uncultivated will produce the rankest weeds.

Even the richest soil, if left uncultivated will produce the rankest weeds.

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