Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.
Lyman Abbott (1835 - 1922)
Source: Complete Toastmaster, by Herbert V. Prochnow, 1960.
Contributed by: Zaady
Patience is passion tamed.
Postmodernism represents a moment of suspension before the batteries are recharged for the new millennium, an acknowledgment that preceding the future is a strange and hybrid interregnum that might be called the last gasp of the past.
The earth is mankind's ultimate haven, our blessed terra firma. When it trembles and gives way beneath our feet, it's as though one of God's checks has bounced.
It is easy to condemn, it is better to pity.
In New York - whose subway trains in particular have been "tattooed" with an energy to put our own rude practitioners to shame - not an inch of free space is spared except that of advertisements.
The brotherhood of man is an integral part of Christianity no less than the Fatherhood of God; and to deny the one is no less infidel than to deny the other.
We "need" cancer because, by the very fact of its insurability, it makes all other diseases, however virulent, not cancer.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice - but as yet unstained.
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