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Character grows in the stream of the world's life. That chiefly is where men are to learn love.

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

Patience; kindness; generosity; humility; courtesy; unselfishness; good-temper; guilelessness; sincerity--these make up the supreme gift, the stature of the perfect man.

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

What is the creed of the Agnostic, but the confession of the spiritual numbness of humanity?

    Topics: Character
    Source: Natural Law, Death, p. 160.

The ill-tempered person ... can make very little of his environment. However he may attempt to circumscribe it in certain directions, there will always remain a wide and ever-changing area to stimulate his irascibility. His environment, in short, is an inconstant quantity, and his most elaborate calculations and precautions must often and suddenly fail him.

    Topics: Character
    Source: Natural Law, Mortification, p. 191.

Under the right conditions it is as natural for character to become beautiful as for a flower; and if on God's earth there is not some machinery for effecting it, the supreme gift to the world has been forgotten. This is simply what man was made for. With Browning: "I say that Man was made to grow, not stop."

    Topics: Character
    Source: The Changed Life, p. 10.

Man is a moral animal, and can, and ought to, arrive at great natural beauty of character. But this is simply to obey the law of his nature--the law of his flesh; and no progress along that line can project him into the spiritual sphere.

    Topics: Character
    Source: Natural Law, p. 382.

In dealing with a man of fine moral character, we are dealing with the highest achievement of the organic kingdom. But in dealing with a spiritual man we are dealing with THE LOWEST FORM OF LIFE IN THE SPIRITUAL WORLD. To contrast the two, therefore, and marvel that the one is apparently so little better than the other, is unscientific and unjust.

    Topics: Character
    Source: Natural Law, p. 385.

Every man's character remains as it is, or continues in the direction in which it is going, until it is compelled by IMPRESSED FORCES to change that state. Our failure has been the failure to put ourselves in the way of the impressed forces. There is a clay, and there is a Potter; we have tried to get the clay to mould the clay.

    Topics: Character
    Source: The Changed Life, p. 21.

Character is a unity, and all the virtues must advance together to make the perfect man. This method of sanctification, nevertheless, is in the true direction. It is only in the details of execution that it fails.

    Topics: Character, Sanctification
    Source: The Changed Life, p. 14.

Life is the cradle of eternity. As the man is to the animal in the slowness of his evolution, so is the spiritual man to the natural man. Foundations which have to bear the weight of an eternal life must be surely laid. Character is to wear forever; who will wonder or grudge that it cannot be developed in a day?

    Topics: Character, Eternal Life
    Source: The Changed Life, p. 55.

Give me the Charity which delights not in exposing the weakness of others, but "covereth all things."

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

The words which all of us shall one Day hear sound not of theology but of life, not of churches and saints, but of the hungry and the poor, not of creeds and doctrines, but of shelter and clothing, not of Bibles and prayer-books, but of cups of cold water in the name of Christ.

    Topics: Charity
    Source: The Greatest Thing in the World, p. 63.

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