Only God can fully satisfy the hungry heart of man.

— Hugh Black

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Friendship cannot become permanent unless it becomes spiritual.

There must be fellowship in the deepest things of the soul, community in the highest thoughts, sympathy with the best endeavors.

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Attention to detail is the secret of success in every sphere of life, and little kindnesses, little acts of consideration, little appreciations, little confidences,. . . . they are all that are needed to keep the friendship sweet.

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It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first.

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Friends should be chosen by a higher principle of selection than any worldly one. They should be chosen for character, for goodness, for truth and trustworthiness, because they have sympathy with us in our best thoughts and holiest aspirations, because they have community of mind in the things of the soul.

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No friendship has done its work until it reaches the supremest satisfaction of spiritual communion.

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Friendship means to be a strong hand in the dark to another in the time of need.

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The fear of God kills all other fears.

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At the heart of happiness lies peace. It is the last and the highest attainment of the soul.

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In the relationship of friends: "Each gives to the other, and each receives, and the fruit of the intercourse is more than either in himself possesses. Every individual relationship has contact with a universal. To reach out to the fuller life of love is a divine enchantment, because it leads to more than itself, and is the open door into the mystery of life".

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What we feel is as true a fact as what we think.

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The duty of happiness becomes clearer when we see how it affects others.

It is the merry heart that makes the cheerful countenance, and it is the cheerful countenance that spreads cheer to make other hearts merry. The sunny soul brings sunshine everywhere. A bright and happy temperament is a great social asset, adding to the happiness of the world.

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Prayer is not an act of worship merely, the bending of the knee on set occasions, and offering petitions in need. It is an attitude of soul, opening the life on the Godward side, and keeping free communication with the world of spirit.

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About Hugh Black

Quotes 16 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday March 26, 1868

It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first.

The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self. As a matter of experience, we find that true happiness comes in seeking other things, in the manifold activities of life, in the healthful outgoing of all human powers.

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We walk among worlds unrealized until we have learned the secret of love.

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A man's inner nature is revealed by what he praises-a man is self-judged by what he says of others. Thus a man is judged by his standards, by what he considers the best. And you can't find a more crucial test. It reveals the soul.

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