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Heroism

Paradise is under the shadow of swords.—Mahomet Ruby wine is drunk by knaves,Sugar spends to fatten slaves,Rose and vine-leaf deck buffoons;Thunderclouds are Jove's festoons,Drooping oft in wreaths of dreadLightning-knotted round his head;The hero is not fed on sweets,Daily his own heart he eats;Chambers of the great are jails,And headwinds right…
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God's Picture-Puzzle (Part 4)

It is the duty of every man to study the laws of his own spiritual evolution and, as becometh an earnest investigator, to record the result of his observations and experiments—a duty, it may be added, which he owes not only to himself but also to his fellow creatures, for…
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Part III: The Unfoldment

If you'd have a rare growth and unfoldment supreme,And make life one long joy and contentment complete,Then with kindliness, love, and good will let it teem,And with service for all make it fully replete. If you'd have all the world and all heaven to love you,And that love with its…
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Manliness

A man's a man for a' that.—Robert Burns What is manliness? Some would regard it as consisting in the possession of muscle and nerve. A higher ideal makes the power of endurance and perseverance an infallible test; and highest of all comes the type of manliness that results from renunciation…
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