HALE, Sarah J. Quotes
(1790-1879), American author and editor
I have learned to judge of men by their own deeds, and not to make the accident of birth the standard of their merit.
Those who would enjoyment gain must find it in the purpose they pursue.
A countenance habitually under the influence of amiable feelings acquires a beauty of the highest order from the frequency with which such feelings stamp their character upon it.
The man who rules his spirit, saith the voice that cannot err, is greater than the one who takes a city.—If each would have dominion of himself, would govern wisely, and thus show true courage, knowledge, power, benevolence, all the princely soul of private virtues, then each would be a prince—a hero—a man in likeness of his maker.
We need not power or splendor; wide hall or lordly dome; the good, the true, the tender, these form the wealth of home.
Oh, wondrous power! how little understood, entrusted to the mother's mind alone, to fashion genius, form the soul for good, inspire a West, or train a Washington.
O, beautiful rainbow, all woven of light! heaven surely is open when thou dost appear, and bending above thee the angels draw near, and sing "The rainbow—the rainbow; the smile of God is here!"
There is no impossibility to him who stands prepared to conquer every hazard.—The fearful are the failing.
The temple of our purest thoughts is silence.