Discovery of a Lost Trail

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Lee and Shepard, 1900 - Conduct of life - 282 pages

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Page 245 - There was a man in our town, and he was wondrous wise ; He jumped into a bramble bush, and scratched out both his eyes. And when he saw his eyes were out, with all his might and main, He jumped into another bush, and scratched them in again.
Page 9 - Grow as the flower grows, unconsciously, but eagerly anxious to open its soul to the air. So must you press forward to open your soul to the eternal. But it must be the eternal that draws forth your strength and beauty, not desire of growth. For, in the one case, you develop in the luxuriance of purity, in the other, you harden by the forcible passion for personal stature.
Page 225 - Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
Page 242 - Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garments of praise for the spirit of heaviness : that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
Page 85 - It is a law of physics that action and reaction are equal and in opposite directions. The direction which impressionism gives to art is away from nature. Hermann Bahr interpreted the phase somewhat whimsically : the poet or painter, he says, is the mirror in which nature is reflected; or, nature as we see it in the work of art is not seen directly but reflected in a temperament. If the...
Page 238 - God's wrath and curse, and so made liable to all miseries in this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell for ever.
Page 265 - In time you will need no teacher. For as the individual has voice, so has that in which the individual exists. Life itself has speech and is never silent. And its utterance is not, as you that are deaf may suppose, a cry: it is a song.
Page 48 - ... are one and the same thing. There is no such thing as a false hope related to the individual himself.
Page 82 - If we are not responsible for the thoughts that pass our doors we are at least responsible for those that we admit and entertain.
Page 265 - Only fragments of the great song come to your ears while yet you are but man. But, if you listen to it, remember it faithfully, so that none which has reached you is lost, and endeavor to learn from it the meaning of the mystery which surrounds you.

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