Making Haste Slowly.
To live long, it is necessary to live slowly.
Let us be patient! These severe afflictions Not from the ground arise, But oftentimes celestial benedictions Assume this dark disguise.
H. W. Longfellow.
Human and Divine.
Human things must be known to be loved, but divine things need to be loved to be known.
Distrust that man who tells you to distrust. He takes the measure of his own small soul And thinks the world no larger.
Libraries are the wardrobes of literature.
Salt in its orthodox salt-cellar looks well and is useless — but when scattered and lost amid corruption it works and purifies — so with Christian life. Duncan Macgregor.
Temptations to Doubt.
He that has something to do has less temptation to doubt than the man who has nothing else to do but to doubt. Heresies in the Christian church come never from the faithful pastor, but always from the gentlemen at ease, who take no actual part in our holy war.
C. H. Spurgeon.
CHOICE QUOTATIONS IN POETRY AND PROSE
(From the Master Minds of all Ages)
ARRANGED FOR DAILY USE BY THOMAS W. HANFORD (“ELMO”) copyright c. 1895
“Ten minutes each morning spent in the perusal of the page for the day will supply the mind with material for wise musings through all the day.”
“Great thoughts are valuable not only for the truth they contain, but for the truth they suggest. The thought that provokes thought is much more valuable than the thought that is only the echo of an accepted truth.”