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There are people who go about the world looking out for slights, and they are necessarily miserable, for they find them at every turn--especially the imaginary ones. One has the same pity for such men as for the very poor. They are the morally illiterate. They have had no real education, for they have never learned how to live.

    Topics: Hypocrisy
    Source: Pax Vobiscum, p. 31.

No one can get Joy by merely asking for it. It is one of the ripest fruits of the Christian life, and, like all fruits, must be grown.

    Topics: Joy
    Source: Pax Vobiscum, p. 50.

The greatest thing a man can do for his Heavenly Father is to be kind to some of His other children.

    Topics: Kindness

I shall pass through this world but once. Any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

    Topics: Kindness

I wonder why it is that we are not all kinder to each other. How much the world needs it! How easily it is done!

    Topics: Kindness

Have you ever noticed how much of Christ's life was spent in doing kind things?

    Topics: Kindness
    Source: The Greatest Thing in the World.

After you have been kind, after Love has stolen forth into the world and done its beautiful work, go back into the shade again and say nothing about it.

    Topics: Kindness
    Source: The Greatest Thing in the World.

Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.

    Topics: Life, Perseverance

The end of life is not to do good, although many of us think so. It is not to win souls, although I once thought so. The end of life is to do the will of God whatever it may be.

    Topics: Life, Obedience

Life depends upon contact with Life. It cannot spring up out of itself. It cannot develop out of anything that is not Life. There is no Spontaneous Generation in religion any more than in Nature. Christ is the source of Life in the Spiritual World; and he that hath the Son hath Life, and he that hath not the Son, whatever else he may have, hath not Life.

    Topics: Life, Christ
    Source: Natural Law, Bio-genesis, p. 74.

The world is not a play-ground; it is a school-room. Life is not a holiday, but an education. And the one eternal lesson for us all is how better we can love.

    Topics: Life, Love
    Source: Greatest Thing in the World.

Degeneration is easy. Why is it easy? Why but that already in each man's very nature this principle is supreme? He feels within his soul a silent drifting motion impelling him downward with irresistible force.

    Topics: Life
    Source: Natural Law, Degeneration, p. 101.

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