Sentiment lies back of all achievement. It is the dynamite that stimulates to noble endeavor and glorious action.
Quillen H. Shinn (Universalist, missionary, clergy) quoted in William H. McGaluflin, D.D., Faith with Power: A Life Story of Quillen Hamilton Shinn, D.D. (1912) ) p.255
Failures are sure to come to most men, somewhere, somehow. When they come, let the man consult his watch and see what time it is…and let him rally his forces for another charge in the hope of final victory.
George L. Perin (Universalist, clergy, missionary), The Sunny Side of Life (1900) p.319
A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.
Hosea Ballou (Universalist, clergy)
Setting is preliminary to brighter rising; decay is a process of advancement; death is the condition of higher and more fruitful life.
E. H. Chapin (Universalist, clergy)
No story would be true to life, if it did not sometimes touch the heart with the sad chant of faded joys and blasted hopes.
Henry Birdsall Soule (Universalist, author, clergy) quoted by Caroline Augusta Soule, Memoir of Rev. H. B. Soule (1852) p.86
God read her heart; I am glad I cannot.
Caroline Augusta Soule, “The Broken Window,” Home Life (1855) p.240 (Universalist, author, editor, missionary, clergy)
Love must have control of and guide justice, even among men. Justice without love is mere brutality.
Marion D. Shutter, Justice and Mercy (1894) p.213 (Universalist, clergy, theologian)
The good are ever attracted and made happier by the presence of the innocent and lovely.
Horace Greeley (Universalist, journalist, social reformer) “The Ideal of a True Life” The Rose of Sharon (1842) p.112
Great grief makes sacred those upon whom its hand is laid. Joy may elevate, ambition glorify, but sorrow alone can consecrate.
Horace Greeley (Universalist, journalist, reformer, editor)
Nothing in this low and ruined world bears the meek impress of the Son of God so surely as forgiveness
Alice Cary (Universalist, poet, author)