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Page 866 - If the power to do hard work is not talent, it is the best possible substitute for it.
Page 654 - The object is, to give to children resources that will endure as long as life endures, — habits that time will ameliorate. not destroy,— occupations that will render sickness tolerable, solitude pleasant, age venerable, life more dignified and useful, and therefore death less terrible...
Page 634 - If my friends have alabaster boxes laid away, full of fragrant perfumes of sympathy and affection, which they intend to break over my dead body, I would rather they would bring them out in my weary and troubled hours and open them, that I may be refreshed and cheered by them while I need them. I would rather have a plain coffin, without a flower, a funeral without an eulogy, than a life without the sweetness of love and sympathy.
Page 634 - 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 and made happier by them; the kind things you mean to say when they are gone, say before they go.
Page 620 - A superior and commanding human intellect, a truly great man, — when Heaven vouchsafes so rare a gift, — is not a temporary flame, burning bright for a while, and then expiring, giving place to returning darkness. It is rather a spark of fervent heat, as well as radiant light, with power to enkindle the common mass of human mind; so that, when it glimmers in its own decay, and dually goes out in death, no night follows; but it leaves the world all light, all on fire, from the potent contact of...
Page 841 - Council of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America ; 8.
Page 651 - ... determine. Yet the study of a successful life is none the less profitable by reason of the existence of this uncertainty and in the majority of cases it is found that exceptional ability, amounting to genius, perhaps, was the real secret of the preeminence which many envied.
Page 634 - I would rather have a plain coffin, without a flower, a funeral without an eulogy, than a life without the sweetness of love and sympathy. Let us learn to anoint our friends beforehand for their burial. Postmortem kindness does not cheer the burdened spirit. Flowers on the coffin cast no fragrance backward over the weary way.
Page 875 - Masonic fraternity, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.