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Whoever claims to understand another person completely, is either entirely ignorant of himself, or else has a nature so small that he can measure it…
We might all place ourselves in one of two ranks the women who do something, and the women who do nothing; the first being of…
The true idea of a church has not yet been shown the world, a visible Church, I mean, unless it was in the very earliest…
Our relatives form the natural setting of our childhood. We understand ourselves best and are best understood by others through the persons who came nearest…
Some of us must wait for the best human gifts until we come to heavenly places. Our natural desire for musical utterance is perhaps a…
One mistake with beginners in writing is, that they think it important to spin out something long. It is a great deal better not to…
God be thanked for the thinkers of good and noble thoughts! It wakes up all the best in ourselves, to come into close contact with…
Everything in nature has its own intrinsic charm, as the work of its Creator’s hand; but the chief beauty of the whole lies in its…
A complete autobiography would indeed be a picture of the outer and inner universe photographed upon one little life’s consciousness. For does not the whole…
Let us not depreciate Earth. There is no atom in it but is alive and astir in the all-penetrating splendor of God. From the infinitesimal…
From the first opening of our eyes, it is the light that attracts us. We clutch aimlessly with our baby fingers at the gossamer-motes in…
A journal of the ‘subjective’ kind I have always thought foolish, as nurturing a morbid self -consciousness in the writer; and yet, alone so much…
There is something in the place where we were born that holds us always by the heart-strings.
Girls especially are fond of exchanging confidences with those whom they think they can trust; it is one of the most charming traits of a…
I defied the machinery to make me its slave. Its incessant discords could not drown the music of my thoughts if I would let them…
A man may make a misanthrope of himself, but he is never one by nature.
It is one of the most beautiful facts in this human existence of ours, that we remember the earliest and freshest part of it most…
Whatever science and philosophy may do for mankind, the world can never outgrow its need of the simplicity that is in Christ.
Few parents are aware of the difficulties that beset the minds of the little philosophers and theologians who sit upon their knees or play at…
I am willing to make any part of my life public, if it will help others.
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