A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.
~ Arabian Proverb
Lemuel K. Washburn Quotes
People who rely most on God rely least on themselves.
Most men would kill the truth if truth would kill their religion.
If wisdom and diamonds grew on the same tree we could soon tell how much men loved wisdom.
A dogma will thrive in soil where the truth could not get root.
No creed can be stretched to the size of truth; no church can be made as large as man.
Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence.
The true man walks the earth as the stars walk the heavens, grandly obedient to those laws which are implanted in his nature.
History shows that there is nothing so easy to enslave and nothing so hard to emancipate as ignorance, hence it becomes the double enemy of civilization. By its servility it is the prey of tyranny, and by its credulity it is the foe of enlightenment.
It is necessary to distinguish between the virtue and the vice of obedience.