To be a gentleman does not depend upon the tailor or the toilet. Good clothes are not good habits. A gentleman is just a gentle-man, — no more, no less; a diamond polished, that was first a diamond in the rough.
Address at Burlington College, reported in Horace Mann, The Common School Journal (1847), p. 191.
The success of sainthood is the success attained by struggle and suffering and achieved by faith; a success of honor, of clean hands and pure heart, of service to man and glory to God.William Croswell Doane
Soon for me the light of dayShall forever pass away;Then from sin and sorrow free,Take me, Lord, to dwell with Thee.William Croswell Doane
Make us mindful of Thy mercies in the past, and faithful to the memories and traditions of truth and justice, of religion and patriotism, in those that have gone before us.William Croswell Doane