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There is a grace of kind listening, as well as a grace of kind speaking. Many persons, whose manners will stand the test of speaking, break down under the trial of listening. But all these things should be brought under the sweet influences of religion.

    Topics: Kindness

The buried talent is the sunken rock on which most lives strike and founder.

    Topics: Life

Take life all through, its adversity as well as its prosperity, its sickness as well as its health, its loss of its rights as well as its enjoyment of them, and we shall find that no natural sweetness of temper, much less any acquired philosophical equanimity, is equal to the support of a uniform habit of kindness.

    Topics: Life, Kindness

If our love were but more simple, we should take Him at his word, and our lives would be all sunshine in the sweetness of the Lord.

    Topics: Life, Trust

Dear Lord, in all our loneliest pains Thou hast the largest share and that which is unbearable,'Tis Thine, not ours, to bear.

    Topics: Pain

The very attempt to be like our dearest Lord is already a well-spring of sweetness within us, flowing with an easy grace over all who come within our reach.

    Topics: Relationships

Kind thoughts are rarer than either kind words or deeds. They imply a great deal of thinking about others. This in itself is rare. But they also imply a great deal of thinking about others without the thoughts being criticisms. This is rarer still.

    Topics: Relationships

The surest method of arriving at a knowledge of God's eternal purposes about us is to be found in the right use of the present moment. God's will does not come to us in the whole, but in fragments, and generally in small fragments. It is our business to piece it together, and to live it into one orderly vocation.

    Topics: Responsibility

When men do anything for God, the very least thing, they never know where it will end, nor what amount of work it will do for Him. Love's secret, therefore, is to be always doing things for God, and not to mind because they are such very little ones.

    Topics: Service

Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.

    Topics: Temptation

The music of the Gospel leads us home.

    Topics: The Gospel

Every hour comes with some little fagot of God's will fastened upon its back.

    Topics: Time

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