"If youth is the season of hope, it is often so only in the sense that our elders are hopeful about us; for no age is so apt as youth to think its emotions, partings, and resolves are the last of their kind. Each crisis seems final, simply because it is new."
"We must be very suspicious of the deceptions of the element of time. It takes a good deal of time to eat or to sleep, or to earn ahundred dollars, and a very little time to entertain a hope and an insight which becomes the light of our life."
"So that if you would form a just judgment of what is of infinite importance to you not to be misled in,--namely, in what degree ofreal merit you stand ... call in religion and morality.--Look,--What is written in the law of God?--How readest thou?--Consult calm reason and the unchangeable obligations of justice and truth;Mwhat say they?"