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Do the Right

I fear nothing but doing a wrong thing.—Sterne A wrong deed, a bad action, means the loss of personal character, the loss of self-respect. When this occurs in another, the effect, the impression upon the mind of the on-looker, is one of pity and regret, and unfortunately of less esteem.…
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Vengeance

Hast thou received some grievous injury,And seekest vengeance on thine enemy?Then stay thy hand and smite him not, for know,Revenge will surely harm him less than thee. Revenge and wrong bring forth their kind. —Percy Bysshe Shelley Because we are enemies of others, they in their turn are our enemies.—Annie…
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Train Yourself to Think

Someone has said: "The reason why most men do not accomplish more is because they do not attempt more." Everything in the Universe is governed by law; a man's life may be orderly and successful, or it may be varying and end in at wreck. Failure and success are the…
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Abiding Strength (Poem)

Glorious it is to wear the crownOf a deserved and pure success;He who knows how to fail has wonA crown whose luster is not less. Great may be he who can commandAnd rule with just and tender sway;Yet is diviner wisdom taughtBetter by him who can obey. We know if…
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A Little Sketch (Poem)

What this troubled old world needsIs less of quibbling over creeds,Fewer words and better deeds. Less of "Thus and so shall youThink and act and say and do,"More of "How may I be true?" Less of wrangling over text;Less of creed and code perplexed;More of charity unvexed. Less of shouting:…
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Self-Knowledge

He hath often offended and injured me. Let me consider (1) whether any offence was really intended, whether I do not impute that to ill-nature which was only owing to ill-manners, or that to design, which proceeded only from ignorance. Do I not take offence before it is given? If…
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Loneliness

"Follow the Christ, the King," sings the Poet. "Yea, Lord, we would follow Thee. In the Cross of Christ we glory," we answer cheerfully. Were ever such vain words uttered so blithely? Yes. Back across the centuries we hear them: "Give to sit one on the right hand and one…
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