"Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Hosea Ballou on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Hosea Ballou on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Hosea Ballou on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Hosea Ballou on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Hosea Ballou on Mahatma Gandhi
"Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age."
"Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage."
"Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character."
"Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit."
"Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams."