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It matters little where a man may be at this moment; the point is whether he is growing.

    Topics: Character

Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman, and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.

    Topics: Character

The seed dies into a new life, and so does man.

    Topics: Character

When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.

    Topics: Children, Youth

Division has done more to hide Christ from the view of men than all the infidelity that has ever been spoken.

    Topics: Christ

I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God's thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all thinking.

    Topics: Contentment, Life
    Source: Quoted by J. R. Miller, Finding One's Mission, Peiner Publications, n.d., p. 2.

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

    Topics: Death, Fear

Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes, but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done, even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse. There lies freedom, indeed.

    Topics: Discretion, Freedom, Liberty

I firmly believe people have hitherto been a great deal too much taken up about doctrine and far too little about practice. The word "doctrine," as used in the Bible, means teaching of duty, not theory.

    Topics: Doctrine

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.

    Topics: Encouragement

If I can put one touch of a rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.

    Topics: Encouragement

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

    Topics: Encouragement, Friendship

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