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substances, and each burns with the same fire, but with its own color. What could more illustrate how we are one beneath our differences than the sight of a single text or verse inspiring many different lives to be their best?"
FROM LETTER OF INTRODUCTION TO "HELPS BY THE WAY," BY PHILLIPS BROOKS, D.D. By per
Great books are not in everybody's reach; and though it is better to know them thoroughly than to know them only here and there, yet it is a good work to give a little to those who have neither time nor means to get more.
S. T. COLERIDGE.
The charm of the words of great men those grand sayings which are recognized as true as soon as heard is this, that you recognize them as wisdom which passed across your own mind. You feel that they are your own thoughts come back to you,
else you would not at once admit them: "All that floated across me before, only I could not say it, and did not feel confident enough to assert it, or had not conviction enough to put into words."
F. W. ROBERTSON.
Every reader has his favorite author and
texts to which he will turn in danger or sorrow with special expectation, and promises which will seem to have been written expressly for his personal use. DR. PARKER.
I am but a gatherer and disposer of other SIR HENRY WOTTON.
Try to remember that "together" is the central word; that what we need is to feel our nearness to God and God's nearness to us, and from this to be more and more sure of our nearness to each other. Do not live a solitary life. . The more you can interest yourself in the common life, the more close will you find that personal relationship with God on which everything depends.
E. E. HALE.
All is of God that is, and is to be;
And God is good. Let this suffice us still,
Who moves to his great ends unthwarted by the ill.
Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some measure we are.
There may be times when you cannot find help, but there is no time when you cannot give help.
GEORGE S. MERRIAM.
In every "Oh, my Father!"
Slumbers deep a "Here, my child."
If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Be just, and fear not.
Let all the ends thou aimest at be thy country's,
Thy God's, and Truth's.
It does us good to admire what is good and beautiful; but it does us infinitely more good to love it. We grow like what we ad
mire, but we become one with what we love. MRS. CHARLES.