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Page 18 - He lived in vain. It means that He suggested nothing in all our thoughts, that He inspired nothing in all our lives, that we were not once near enough to Him to be seized with the spell of His compassion for the world. It means that : " I lived for myself, I thought for myself, For myself, and none beside — Just as if Jesus had never lived, As if He had never died.
Page 20 - As often as I have been among men," says Seneca, " I have returned less a man." And Thomas a Kempis declared that " the greatest saints avoided the company of men as much as they could, and chose to live to God in secret." The Christian philosophy was no improvement upon the pagan in this respect, and was exactly at variance with the teaching and practice of Jesus of Nazareth. The American scholar cannot afford to live for himself, nor merely for scholarship and the delights of learning.
Page 18 - And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars ; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity ; the sea and the waves roaring ; men's hearts failing them for fear, and looking after those things which are coming on the earth ; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Page 15 - And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything.
Page 44 - I've snuff and tobaccy, and excellent jacky, I've scissors, and watches, and knives ; I've ribbons and laces to set off the faces Of pretty young sweethearts and wives.
Page 18 - Father,' by whose grandly simple plea Humanity claims Divinity as its origin,—then shall we learn what is meant by 'men's hearts failing them for fear and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth.
Page 19 - A woman who denies Christ repudiates Him, who, above all others, made her sex as free and honored as everywhere in Christendom it is. He never refused woman's prayer, — He had patience for her weakness, — pardon for her sins, — and any book written by woman's hand that does Him the smallest shadow of wrong is to me as gross an act, as that of one who, loaded with benefits, scruples not to murder his benefactor...
Page 89 - the numbers game." I found it a little disparaging when you mentioned it — but the more I think about it the more I like it, because it was used in relation to the 18,000 US citizens who visited the Soviet Union last year, and the less than 1,000 Soviet citizens who visited the United States this year. So you get the 18-to-l ratio. The use of the term "numbers game...
Page 21 - ... for all these things are freely bestowed upon you with each breaking dawn, and will you offer unto God no thanksgiving? — Awake! Awake ! the Voice you have yourselves set in your high Cathedral towers reproaches your lack of love with its iron tongue, and summons you all to worship Him the Ever-Glorious, through whose mercy alone you live...