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It is good for us to think no grace or blessing truly ours till we are aware that God has blessed some one else with it through us.
[Benevolence]
 

It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you.
 

Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity.
 

Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work. The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues.
 

Make your creed simply and broadly out of the revelation of God, and you will keep it to the end.
 

No man has come to true greatness who has not felt in some degree that his life belongs to his race, and that what God gives him he gives him for mankind.
[Greatness]
 

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and pure and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
[Influence]
 

Prayer, in its simplest definition, is merely a wish turned God-ward.
[Prayer]
 

Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing - where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger; which he knows he was meant and made to do.
 

Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it.
 

The copy-books tell us that "to err is human." That is wrong. To err is inhuman, to be holy is to live in the straight line of duty and of truth to God's life in every intrinsic existence.
[Error]
 

The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung.
 

The feet of the humblest may walk in the field Where the feet of the Holiest trod, This, then, is the marvel to mortals revealed.
 

The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still.
 

The only way to realize that we are God's children is to let Christ lead us to our Father.
[Christian]
 

The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself, but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness is.
 

The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden.
[Helping Other People]
 

There are no times in life when opportunity, the chance to be and do, gathers so richly about the soul as when it has to suffer. Then everything depends on whether the man turns to the lower or the higher helps. If he resorts to mere expedients and tricks the opportunity is lost. He comes out no richer nor greater; nay, he comes out harder, poorer, smaller for his pain. But, if he turns to God, the hour of suffering is the turning hour of his life.
[Opportunity]
 

There is not one life which the Life-giver ever loses out of His sight; not one which sins so that He casts it away; not one which is not so near to Him that whatever touches it touches Him with sorrow or with joy.
[Life]
 

There is such a difference between coming out of sorrow merely thankful for belief, and coming out of sorrow full of sympathy with, and trust in, Him who has released us.
[Affliction]
 


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