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John Thain Davidson Quotes

English Presbyterian clergyman
(1833 - 1904)

I know no better augury of a young man's future than true filial devotion. Very rarely does one go morally wrong, whose passionate love to his mother is a ruling force in his life, and whose continual desire is to gladden her heart. Next to the love of God, this is the noblest emotion. I do not remember a single instance of a young fellow going to the bad who was tenderly devoted to his parents.

Men are the Universe become conscious: the simplest man should consider himself too great to be called after any name.