Robert McCracken

A Quote by Robert James McCracken, D.D. on brevity, cities, day, difficulty, fatigue, life, quiet, suffering, trying, and worth

It is an experiment worth trying to be alone and to be quiet for a brief period every day. Under city conditions it may be difficult to carry out, but most of us could do it if we tried. At any rate, we should moderate the pace at which we are living. If we remain at high gear, at top pressure, we are bound to suffer from fatigue and strain.

Robert McCracken

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A Quote by Robert James McCracken, D.D. on character, desires, driving, money, motives, needs, religion, and soul

Get to know two things about a man. How he earns his money and how he spends it. You will then have the clue tohis character. You will have a searchlight that shows up the inmost recesses of his soul. You know all you need to knowabout his standards, his motives, his driving desires, his real religion.

Robert McCracken

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A Quote by Robert James McCracken, D.D. on needs and saints

A man can be as truly a saint in a factory as in a monastery, and there is as much need of him in the one as in the other.

Robert McCracken

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A Quote by Robert James McCracken, D.D. on boredom, emotion, generations, ideas, interest, kindness, majorities, poverty, and skill

We are raising a generation that has a woefully small stock of ideas and interests and emotions. It must be amused at all costs but it has little skill in amusing itself. It pays some of its members to do what the majority can no longer do for themselves. It is this inner poverty that makes for the worst kind of boredom.

Robert McCracken

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A Quote by Robert James McCracken, D.D. on business, christianity, cinema, life, literature, nations, politics, television, and traditions

It is true that we have not deliberately or wholly abandoned the Christian element in our tradition, but does that element count with us as it once did? Is the moral tone of the nation - its politics, its business life, its literature, its theatre, its movies, its radio networks, its television stations - Christian?

Robert McCracken

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A Quote by Robert James McCracken, D.D. on christianity, difficulty, economics, enemies, guidance, humanity, love, men, principles, problems, sermons, and spirituality

The Sermon on the Mount does not provide humanity with a complete guide to personal, social and economic problems. It sets forth spiritual attitudes, moral principles of universal validity, such as " Love your enemies," "Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them," and it leaves to Christians the task-the admittedly difficult task-of applying them in any given situation.

Robert McCracken

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