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Page 87 - If good people,' said Archbishop Usher, ' would but make goodness agreeable, and smile, instead of frowning in their virtue, how many they would win to the good cause...
Page 97 - The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.
Page 35 - The excesses of our youth are drafts upon our old age, payable with interest, about thirty years after date.
Page 76 - ... nient for you to speak loudly, you must remember it is " inconvenient for others to hear it. "But, with regard to .manner, be careful to speak in a "soft, tender, kind and loving way. Even when you " have occasion to rebuke, be careful to do it with manifest kindness.
Page 77 - The effects will be incalculably better. When you are obliged to deny the request that your child may make, do not allow yourself to do this with severity. It is enough for our dear little ones to be denied of what they may think they want, without being nearly knocked down with a sharp voice ringing in their tender ears.
Page 88 - God, my heart is so full of joy that the notes dance and leap from my pen ; and since God has given me a cheerful heart, it will be pardoned me that I serve him with a cheerful spirit.
Page 86 - The human heart rises against oppression, and is soothed by gentleness, as the waves of the ocean rise in proportion to the violence of the winds, and sink with the breeze into mildness and serenity.
Page 76 - ... injunctions may not be attended to ; for if the child sees that you have your doubts, they will lead the child to doubt too. Be cautious never to give your commands in a loud voice, nor in haste. If you must speak loudly in order to be obeyed, when it is not convenient to raise your voice you...
Page 48 - A wise and good man will turn examples of all sorts to his own advantage. The good he will make his patterns, and strive to equal or excel them. The bad he will by all means avoid. — THOMAS A KEMPIS. None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing. — FRANKLIN. No reproof or denunciation is so potent as the silent influence of a good example.