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Precious Thoughts

Manners give the whole form and colour to our lives.—Burke Silence, when nothing need be said, is the eloquence of discretion. —Bovee By patience and perseverance the mulberry leaf becomes silk. —Chinese Proverb He who is firm in will moulds the world to himself. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Speak clearly…
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True Happiness

Study nature as the countenance of God.Try to extract every line of beauty, every association, every moral reflection, every inexpressible feeling from it.—Charles Kingsley Never lose the opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for in those quiet hours of silent communion with the soul of Nature, we are taking in a…
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Great Thoughts

God’s gift was that man should conceive of truthAnd yearn to gain it, catching at mistakeAs midway help till he reach fact indeed. —Robert Browning The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future; and that his thoughts…
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Wrong Thinking

Wrong thinking, whatever its nature, leaves indelible scars on mind and body alike. It affects character and material prospects equally. Every time you grumble or find fault; every time you lose your temper; every time you do a mean, contemptible thing, you suffer a loss which cannot be repaired. You…
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God in Man (Poem)

Where'er great pity is and piteousness;Where'er great love and love's strange sorrow stay;Where'er men cease to curse, but bend to blessFrail brethren fashion'd like themselves of clay; Where'er the lamb and lion side by sideLie down in peace; where'er on land or seaInfinite Love and Mercy heavenly-eyedEmerge, there stirs the…
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Duty

There is one sublime word in the English language, and that is "Duty," and yet it is a word so seldom understood in its true sense, but is looked upon as a stern, unsympathetic master, to whom is attributed all the unpleasant parts of life; we seem to forget that…
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The Habit of Self-Control

Nothing is so fraught with peril in a human life as blind, uncontrolled animal impulse. The father or mother who sees a son or daughter fly into an uncontrolled passion or acting entirely and habitually on impulse may well tremble for the future of that child, unless the emotional forces…
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The Spirit of Praise

Shall I not call God the BeautifulWho daily showethHimself to me in His gifts?—Emerson Love, the true love of God, is the love of His truth, of His Holiness, of His whole will.—Stanley Vinet Thank God every morning that you have something to do that day which must be done,…
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