"Another principle is, the deepest affections of our hearts gather around some human form in which are incarnated the living thoughts and ideas of the passing age."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Matthew Simpson on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Matthew Simpson on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Matthew Simpson on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Matthew Simpson on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Matthew Simpson on Robert Frost
"Napoleon was probably the equal at least of Washington in intellect, his superior in education. Both of them were successful in serving the state."
"I do not purpose to discuss faith in its dogmatic sense today."
"Taking it in its wider and generic application, I understand faith to be the supplement of sense or, to change the phrase, all knowledge which comes not to us through our senses we gain by faith in others."
"We know the past and its great events, the present in its multitudinous complications, chiefly through faith in the testimony of others."
"The realm of immediate or personal knowledge is a narrow circle in which these bodies move the realm of knowledge derived through faith is as wide as the universe, and old as eternity."