Original Aphorisms

San Francisco News Letter/May 23, 1868

[Contributed to the News Letter by the Rev. Dr. E—ls]

The symbol of Charity should be a circle. It ends exactly where it begins—at home.

Charity covers a multitude of sins—wherever it has been discovered. This will do to bet on.

History does not tell of a single man who was so dishonest as to measure short when he was buying. This proves that dishonesty is not our normal condition.

The power of conscience is immense. It has frequently been known to impel a thief to restore quite a percentage of his ill-gotten wealth.

(Source: California State Library, Microfilm Collection)