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William R. Alger Quotes

A crowd always thinks with its sympathy, never with its reason.

After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul's indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.

Even pearls are dark before the whiteness of his teeth.

False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis.

He who has no wish to be happier is the happiest of men.

Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.

Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind.

Public opinion is a second conscience.

The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.

The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.

To appreciate and use correctly a valuable maxim requires a genius; a vital appropriating exercise of mind closely allied to that which first created it.

What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny.

Words of love, are works of love.