Harriet Martineau born 1802.
Charles Kingsley born 1819.
Dr. Thomas Arnold (Arnold of Rugby) died 1842.
Sir Oliver Lodge born 1851.
Do to-day’s duty, fight
to-day’s temptation, and do not weaken and
distract yourself by looking-forward to things which you cannot see,
and could not understand if you saw them.
Genuine religion has its roots deep down in the heart of humanity.... The actions of the Deity make no appeal to any special sense. We are deaf and blind, therefore, to the imminent grandeur around us unless we have insight enough to appreciate the whole and to recognize the woven fabric of existence flowing steadily from the loom of an infinite progress toward perfection.
—Sir Oliver Lodge.
Every good gift and every
perfect gift is from above, coming down
from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither
shadow that is cast by turning.
—James 1. 17.
Gracious Father, forbid that I should make thee regret thy gifts to me; and if I have failed to appreciate them, look upon me with pity, for I have cheated myself more than I have thee. Give me a deeper appreciation, that I may be strengthened day by day in the veriest duties of life. Amen.
Dr. Thomas Young born 1773.
General Winfield Scott born 1786.
Dr. Thomas Arnold (Arnold of Rugby) born 1795.
William Butler Yeats born 1865.
Beyond all wealth, honor,
or even health, is the attachment we form
to noble souls, because to become one with the good, generous, and
true is to become, in a measure, good, generous, and true ourselves.
Open thy bosom, set thy wishes
wide, and let in manhood—let in
happiness; admit the boundless theater of thought from nothing up to
God ... which makes a man.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him that is alone when he falleth, and hath not another to lift him up.
—Ecclesiastes 4. 9, 10.
Heavenly Father, I thank thee for good friends, and for the delight that dwells in fellowship. Give me the power to apprehend love, and guard me against the ways to lose it. May I look to my friends to help me to be pure, and to help me live my truest life. Amen.
Carlo Guidi born 1650.
Harriet Beecher Stowe born 1812.
Mary Carpenter died 1877.
When you get into a tight
place, and everything goes against you
till it seems as if you couldn’t hold on a minute longer, never give
up then, for that’s just the time and place that the tide will turn.