1. 10

    In whatever man does without God, he must fail miserably, or succeed more miserably.

  2. 9

    Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.

  3. 8

    Now I want you to think that in life troubles will come, which seem as if they never would pass away. The night and storm look as if they would last forever; but the calm and the morning cannot be stayed; the storm in its very nature is transient. The effort of nature, as that of the human heart, ever is to return to its repose, for God is Peace.

  4. 7

    Man finds it hard to get what he wants, because he does not want the best; God finds it hard to give, because He would give the best, and man will not take it.

  5. 6

    God left the world unfinished for man to work his skill upon. He left the electricity still in the cloud, the oil still in the earth.

  6. 5

    How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.

  7. 4

    No man ever sank under the burden of the day. It is when tomorrow's burden is added to the burden of today that the weight is more than a man can bear.

  8. 3

    Forgiveness unleashes joy. It brings peace. It washes the slate clean. It sets all the highest values of love in motion.

  9. 2

    If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.

  10. 1

    It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.

  11. Last Update: 24 September 2022

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