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He who bears failure with patience is as much of a philosopher as he who succeeds; for to put up with the world needs as much wisdom as to control it.

    Topics: Patience, Wisdom, Failure

All our murmurings are so many arrows shot at God Himself, and they will return upon our own hearts; they reach not Him, but they will hit us; they hurt not Him, but they will wound us; therefore it is better to be mute than to murmur; it is dangerous to provoke a consuming fire.

    Topics: Rebellion

When our will runs parallel with the will of God, no cross is formed; but when our will runs counter to God's will, a cross is formed which is heavy to be borne.

    Topics: Rebellion

Should you suffer your weary soul this day to sink into the arms of that Saviour who rejoices to pardon and is mighty to save, the first entrance of such a word, and the first response of such a faith, would be the date of your better life and the commencement of your union to Christ. The graft has taken. At first the juncture may be very slight - a single thread or fiber - and it is not till you try to part them that you find that they are knit together; that their life is one, and that the force which plucks away the graft must also wound the vine. And your faith may yet be no more than a single filament. It may be only one point of attachment by which you are joined to the Lord Jesus. It may be only one solitary sentence, one isolated invitation or promise, of which you have undoubting hold. But hold it fast. If it be the word of Jesus, cling to it.

    Topics: Salvation

In the Church of Christ one little worker can mar the whole by failing to fulfill his office. There is a place for each. Find your place if you are not already in it, and obey the Saviour's command, "Go work in my vineyard" - the command of a king which you disobey at the peril of losing the reward of the faithful.

    Topics: Service, Apathy, Rewards

It is one of the worst of errors to suppose that there is any other path of safety except that of duty.

    Topics: Service

The church is made up of individuals. It can do nothing except as its members work, and work together.

    Topics: Service, Work

Difficulty excites the mind to the dignity which sustains and finally conquers misfortunes, and the ordeal refines while it chastens.

    Topics: Suffering, Chastisement

God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them.

    Topics: Suffering, Holiness, Men

God makes crosses of great variety; He makes some of iron and lead, that look as if they must crush; some of straw, that seem so light, and yet are no less difficult to carry; some He makes of precious stones and gold, that dazzle the eye and excite the envy of spectators, but in reality are as well able to crucify as those which are so much dreaded.

    Topics: Suffering, The Cross, Envy

Sorrow comes soon enough without despondency. It does a man no good to carry around a lightning-rod to attract trouble.

    Topics: Suffering

The chief secret of comfort lies in not suffering trifles to vex us, and in prudently cultivating an undergrowth of small pleasures, since very few great ones are let on long leases.

    Topics: Suffering, Comfort

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