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Hope

How good is man's life, the mere living! how fit to employ All the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy!—Robert Browning Or the many elements which go to the makeup of that hyper-complex, subtle, elusive, incomprehensible something, commonly known as Life, hope is primordially the most…
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Hope

If, as Paul says, "Faith is the substance of things hoped for," then it follows that Hope is at the root of, and is, in fact, the very essence of, Faith; it underlies all effort towards the attainment of the Ideal, inasmuch as it is the direct outcome of the…
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Hope

Hope might be rightly named a refuge, a last refuge to the aspirant for truth, particularly before the stronghold Faith is reached. When actions take place without clear and well defined purposes, we resort to hope, trusting the conditions which ensue will bring the desired result. It governs that state…
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Difficulty a Door of Hope

It is an erroneous notion, though too generally held, that the way of ease is the pathway to utility and nobility. It is a matter for gratitude that ere many years have elapsed the glorious word duty looks us in the face, nor can its imperious demands be disregarded without…
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Elements in Character-Building

Will faith ever remain unscientific, will science ever remain uninspired? Faith cures disease, causes energy, clears the understanding, conquers men, gives the losing cause its final triumph. Faith as a law of scientific investigation has not been cultivated, and science as a method of divine inspiration has not been pursued.…
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Hope (Poem)

Hope on, and fix your ideal high—And dream of some glad tomorrow, Better to sing a hopeful song—Than to chant a dirge of sorrow.'Tis good to strive with hopeful mind,To reach some goal of wondrous height;For hope alone can spur us on,And in the darkness show some light.The flower we…
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A Song of Hope (Poem)

Children of yesterdayHeirs of tomorrow,What are you weaving—Labor and sorrow?Look to your looms again;Faster and fasterFly the great shuttlesPrepared by the Master.Life's in the loom,Room for it—room!Children of yesterdayHeirs of tomorrow,Lighten the laborAnd sweeten the sorrow.Now—while the shuttles flyFaster and faster,Up and be at it—At work with the Master.He stands…
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