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The Limitations of Man

A man's limitations are the result of his imperfections. Proceeding from the weak indulgence of lower tendencies, they manifest as the inadequacy of undeveloped functions to attain a desired end, the painful thwarting of misdirected energies, or the utter helplessness of wasted powers. It is not that the dispensations of…
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God In Man

In all man’s concepts of God he never fails to see Him as the Supreme Good. He constantly reaches out and strives for the good, and knows that if he were God he would be first, last, and always wholly Good. When man describes his concept of Good, he says…
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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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God and Man

The highest are of human contemplation circling upwards—the infinite love and tenderness—be that my subject here. To some people love divine seems a mist—a phantom, although they can understand human love (yet not the highest). Yet is divine love precisely the same in kind as human, whether maternal, paternal, filial,…
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Man: Past, Present, and Future

I have seen gleams in the face and eyes of the man that have let you look into a higher country.—Thomas Carlyle Everything worth knowing in this world relates itself in some way to man. Everything in the outer world of visibility corresponds to something in man's inner world of…
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The Immortal Man

Immortality is here and now, and is not a speculative something beyond the grave. It is a lucid state of consciousness in which the sensations of the body, the varying and unrestful states of mind, and the circumstances and events of life are seen to be of a fleeting, and…
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The Perfect Man (Poem)

For God thou seekest! Where, and why?—Thou scarce shalt find Him here or there—In earth below, in Heaven on high,But rather everywhere. For God?—but what dost thou expectTo find? He’s all. Not so confinedAs to be cramped in creed or sect:Good thoughts, brave deeds, kind words, reflectHis image: be not…
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The Kingdom of Man

It is not what a man gets, but what a man is, that he should think of.—Henry Ward Beecher Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts the Columbus to his own.—Sir J. Stephen The kingdom that I seekIs Thine, so let the…
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Man the Master

Man has endeavored laboriously to find out God, regardless or unconscious of the fact that within himself lies the key to the riddle of life. We in our day are beginning to realize that man is microcosmic, that in him is potentially, in some degree, all the powers that are…
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What is Man?

We are living in a remarkable era. In these closing years of the nineteenth century the minds of men are restless as never before. Systems, philosophies, theories, and institutions are being questioned, shaken, and summoned to the judgment-bar of truth. A gigantic pair of balances, real though immaterial, has been…
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