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Editorial

The Light of ReasonNovember 1903Published MonthlyEdited by James Allen Vol. IV. November 1st, 1903 No. 5 Devoted to:The expounding of the laws of being and the higher life. The essence of all true religion is goodness; not a pharisaical goodness...but a constant striving after perfection in thought, word, and deed.…
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Burden-Dropping

This to me is life;That if life be a burden, I will join To make it but the burden of a song.—Philip James Bailey Have you heard that it was good to gain the day?I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in…
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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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Cheerfulness and Optimism

A famous writer, when once asked what he considered to be the most valuable asset in life, promptly replied "Cheerfulness." Much difference of opinion naturally prevails on this question. Many, no doubt, will affirm that knowledge is of more value than anything else, since it enables us to acquire distinction,…
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Love and Friendship

Sympathy is the keynote to Friendship, it is, in fact, the very essence of it. When two souls realize that they can understand the motives of each other without lengthy explanations, when they find they are in sympathy with each other they should rejoice and be exceeding glad, for each…
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