1. 10

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

    46
  2. 9

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

    47
  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.

    50
  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.

    52
  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.

    54
  6. 5

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

    61
  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.

    71
  8. 3

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

    93
  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.

    95
  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.

    112
  11. Last Update: 24 September 2022

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