Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness. Speak approving, cheering words while their ears can hear them and while their hearts can be thrilled by them.
Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)
Contributed by: Zaady
God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgetfulness.
Good humor makes all things tolerable.
The worst thing in the world next to anarchy, is government.
Source: Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1867
He thinketh no evil
Source: (Green-Wood Cemetery; Brooklyn, New York)
A grindstone that had not grit in it, how long would it take to sharpen an axe? And affairs that had not grit in them how long would they take to make a man.
I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people who, in order not to speak wrong never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything.
The elect, those who will; the non-elect, those who won't.
If you want your neighbor to know what the Christ spirit will do for him, let him see what it has done for you.
Expedients are for the hour; principles for the ages.
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