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.
Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.
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.
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
The more man becomes irradiated with the Divinity of Christ the more not the less truly he is man.
Make your creed simply and broadly out of the revelation of God, and you will keep it to the end.
It does not take great men to do great things; it only takes consecrated men.
Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.
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.
Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise.
Christianity knows no truth which is not the child of love and the parent of duty.
Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.
A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.
As you emphasize your life, you must localize and define it... you cannot do everything.
No man has come to true greatness who has not felt that his life belongs to his race, and that which God gives to him, He gives him for mankind.
Christianity helps us face the music even when we don't like the tune.
Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work. The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues.
Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, 'Christ is risen,' but 'I shall rise.'
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.
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.
No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it.
To say, 'well done' to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.
Call your opinions your creed, and you will change them every week.
A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward.
Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity.
No one who has come to true greatness has not felt in some degree that his life belongs to the people, and what God has given them he gives it for mankind.