STODDARD, Charles A. Quotes
(b. 1833), American clergyman, author and editor
When we can say "no," not only to things that are wrong and sinful, but also to things pleasant, profitable, and good which would hinder and clog our grand duties and our chief work, we shall understand more fully what life is worth, and how to make the most of it.
We love in others what we lack ourselves, and would be everything but what we are.
Rapidity does not always mean progress, and hurry is akin to waste.—The old fable of the hare and the tortoise is just as good now, and just as true, as when it was first written.
One drinking saloon in a community means rags and misery for some of its people, and sixty thousand saloons in the nation mean rags and misery multiplied sixty thousand times. Universal happiness and prosperity cannot exist in the same land with the saloon any more than peace and safety can exist in a sheepfold when the wolf has entered it.
There can be no higher ambition for a Christian woman than to be a faithful wife and a happy and influential mother. It is the place which God has given woman, and she who fills it well, is as honorable and honored as the most illustrious man can be.
There are no more pitiable objects in the world—and we see them too often in our large cities—than youths who are men only in the follies and vices of manhood. They know everything that is not worth knowing, but of learning, culture, true art, and pure religion they know nothing.