COOPER, Peter Quotes
(1791-1883), American philanthropist
Neither piety, virtue, nor liberty can long flourish in a community where the education of youth is neglected.
A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts are the results of sudden impulses and accident, than of that reason of which we so much boast.
It is a terrible thought, that nothing is ever forgotten; that not an oath is ever uttered that does not continue to vibrate through all time, in the wide-spreading current of sound; that not a prayer is lisped, that its record is not to be found stamped on the laws of nature by the indelible seal of the Almighty's will.
Desultory studies are erased from the mind as easily as pencil marks; classified studies are retained like durable ink.