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Thoughts From Friends

Being Extracts From the Letters of Our No. 2 Correspondence Circle.

"Immortality is a state of life, and not continuance."

"After all, we have to be ourselves, and speak for ourselves."

"Constant aspiration is the only prayer. To cease to aspire is to never pray. That spasmodic supplication, often called prayer, is futile. To earnestly aspire is to come into harmony with the inexorable Will,'...and though it is inexorable, it is so tenderly, beautifully, divinely."

"Get up early, friends, and see the dear old sun roll his jolly face up over the house-tops, or the hills and trees, if you are so fortunate as to be among the latter, and you will find your outlook on life wonderfully different from what it is if you begin your day when everyone else has gone about his or her work long ago. There is a freshness and exquisiteness about the early morning, even in town, and how much more so anywhere within sight of grass and trees. One gets a vision of something much loftier than what one sees in the sordid high noon when day has its working suit on."

When exercising our own rights, we should remember to fully grant the rights of others.
—M. G. G.

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James Allen

James Allen was a little-known philosophical writer and poet. He is best recognized for his book, As a Man Thinketh. Allen wrote about complex subjects such as faith, destiny, love, patience, and religion but had the unique ability of explaining these subjects clearly and in a way that is easy to understand. He often wrote about cause and effect, sowing and reaping, as well as overcoming sadness, sorrow, and grief. For more information on the life of James Allen, click here.

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