1. 10

    Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity.

    23
  2. 9

    Pray the largest prayers. You cannot think a prayer so large that God, in answering it, will not wish you had made it larger. Pray not for crutches but for wings.

    27
  3. 8

    O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.

    28
  4. 7

    Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.

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  5. 6

    Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in man. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place. There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a better place to live in.

    33
  6. 5

    I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.

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  7. 4

    The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself, but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness is.

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  8. 3

    Christ is the Word of God. It is not in certain texts written in the New Testament, valuable as they are; it is not in certain words which Jesus spoke, vast as is their preciousness; it is in the Word, which Jesus is, that the great manifestation of God is made.

    46
  9. 2

    Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.

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  10. 1

    O, do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks! Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle. But you shall be a miracle. Every day you shall wonder at yourself, at the richness of life which has come to you by the grace of God.

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  11. Last Update: 6 October 2022

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