My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make.
Thomas Arnold (1795 - 1842)
Contributed by: Zaady
It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, "Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.
Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun . . .
What we must look for here is, first, religious and moral principles; secondly, gentlemanly conduct; thirdly, intellectual ability.
Real knowledge, like everything else of value, is not to be obtained easily. It must be worked for, studied for, thought for, and, more that all, must be prayed for.
One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.
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