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Sympathy

When thy gazeTurns it on thine own soul, be most severe:But when it falls upon a fellow-manLet kindliness control it; and refrainFrom that belittling censure that springs forthFrom common lips like weeds from marshy soil.—Ella Wheeler Wilcox I do not ask the wounded person how he feels,I myself become the…
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Light From the Prophets

Hear, O Heavens, and give ear, O Earth: for the Lord hath spoken.—Isaiah, I. II. The Prophet Isaiah has a message for all. It is very significant how often we find the above expression in the sayings of the Prophets generally throughout the whole of the Scriptures. In Deut. XXXII.…
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Will

"Stronger than woe is will." —Edwin ArnoldBe it unto thee even as thou wilt. —Jesus All power is most effectually applied through concentration. In mechanics we bring the tempered steel to a fine point to pierce the solid substance or to an edge for cutting. Thought can both pierce and…
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Keep to the Right

As a boy I used to look curiously at the notices projecting from the wayside lamp-posts—"Please keep to the right," and for a time was puzzled as to who or what they referred to "Please keep to the right" I would read over and over again, and would think what…
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Insomnia

Dwell up there in the simple and noble regions of thy life. Obey thy heart and thou shalt reproduce the foreworld again.— Emerson. Who of us has not suffered from sleepless nights? The subjective life in which, as Macdonald so quaintly suggests, our souls go home to their father's house…
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Simplicity

Life is often considered to be complex, and the lives of many are such merely because there is not a real, honest striving after the good and true. There is an equivalent for everything in the world, and the question, will it pay? has a moral as well as a…
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The Soul's Awakening

Looking back is not always beneficial, and at times it retards, rather than helps the growth of the soul. But there are times—epochs in life—when we are suddenly brought to a stand-still, it may be by some great disappointment or calamity, and we are suddenly brought face to face with…
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Editorial

The Light of ReasonJuly 1906Published MonthlyEdited by James Allen Vol. VIII. July 2nd, 1906 No. 7 The price of “The Light of Reason" is now increased to four pence. We adopted this course for the following reason:—We have, all along, sustained a considerable loss on those magazines which are sold…
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