Only mediocrity of enjoyment is allowed to man.
What ever purifies the heart also fortifies it.
Gentleness corrects whatever is offensive in our manner.
Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties.
The great standard of literature as to purity and exactness of style is the Bible.
True gentleness is founded on a sense of what we owe to him who made us and to the common nature which we all share. It arises from reflection on our own failings and wants, and from just views of the condition and duty of man. It is native feeling heightened and improved by principle.