For Christmas I received a copy of Trumpet Blasts, or Mountain-top Views of Life by Thomas De Witt Talmage. Talmage had a very unique way with words, and I want to share that here from time to time -- even in some cases posting something I don't agree with but still think he said well!
"Let us stand aloof from all books that give false pictures of human life. Life is neither a tragedy nor a farce."
"Under the nostrils of your cities there is today a fetid, reeking, unwashed literature, enough to poison all the fountains of virtue, and smite your sons and daughters as with the wings of a destroying angel."
"Debase a man's imagination and he becomes a moral carcass."
"Only in heaven shall the true hero gain full recognition for his deeds."
"Some people are always late. They were born too late, and I suppose they will die too late."
(all quotes above are by T. De Witt Talmage)