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"Psalms of the West," a little book by Hon. Rollo Russell is now in its seventh edition. It was first published in 1889, and six editions were published anonymously, the popularity of which was doubtlessly won and maintained by its exquisite beauty of language and thought. The author, who is…
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Love

Love is supposed by many to be of various kinds, but I think there can be only one kind of love; that is to say, that love is one, as God is me and God is Love; therefore love comes from God its source, and whether we give it or…
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Amor Vincit Omnia (Love Conquers All) (Poem)

A learned teacher, steeped in Nature’s lore,Seeking, one day, for light on problems moreIntricate than he had ever dream`d;Alighted on four common little ants he deem’dWere hunting food to store for future need.When, suddenly, a piece of earth was freedBy dampness, from the verdant bank,And pinned one little ant until…
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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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Precious Thoughts

Manners give the whole form and colour to our lives.—Burke Silence, when nothing need be said, is the eloquence of discretion. —Bovee By patience and perseverance the mulberry leaf becomes silk. —Chinese Proverb He who is firm in will moulds the world to himself. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Speak clearly…
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Sincerity

I should say sincerity—a deep, great, genuine sincerity—is the first characteristic of all men in any way heroic.—Thomas Carlyle Sincerity is the fulcrum upon which society turns, and no social state can thrive without it. It is at the root of all things which are "lovely and of good report."…
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Editorial

The Light of ReasonSeptember 1905Published MonthlyEdited by James Allen Vol. VII. September 1st, 1905 No. 9 We have recently received two money orders, one from Ceylon, the other from India, without any accompanying letters to indicate who sent them or for what purpose they were sent. Will the senders of…
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Nature's Voices (Poem)

I wonder hast thou ever heard Nature speak softly to the heart, And say, “Come thou with me apart, And l will teach thee many things." And thou hast told her all thy pain, And how thy mind has been perplexed With questions which thy heart have vexed Of all…
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If I Rest, I Rust

The heights by great men reached and keptWere not attained by sudden flight;But they, while their companions slept,Were toiling upward in the night.—Longfellow The significant German inscription, found on an old key, "If I rest, I rust," would be an excellent motto for those who are afflicted with the slightest…
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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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