The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out what our own form of right action is.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.
To say 'well done' to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.
The earth has grown old with its burden of care but at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung.
Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity.
Christianity helps us face the music even when we don't like the tune.
The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself, but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness is.
A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.