A rose with all its sweetest leaves yet folded.
Good Christian people, here is for you an inestimable loan.—Take all heed thereof, and in all carefulness employ it. —With high recompense, or else with heavy penalty, will it one day be required back.
Could we understand haf what mothers say and do to us when infants, we should be filled with such conceit of our own importance as would make us insupportable through life.—Happy the child whose mother is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it.
Some wonder that children should be given to young mothers.—But what instruction does the babe bring to the mother!—She learns patience, self-control, endurance; her very arm grows strong so that she holds the dear burden longer than the father can.
The coarsest father gains a new impulse to labor from the moment of his baby's birth.—Every stroke he strikes is for his child.—New social aims, and new moral motives come vaguely up to him.
A sweet new blossom of humanity, fresh fallen from God's own home, to flower on earth.
Of all the joys that lighten suffering earth, what joy is welcomed like a new born child?
Living jewels, dropped unstained from heaven.
A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.