Light From Many Lamps

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 15, 1988 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 352 pages
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A classic treasury of inspiration featuring hundreds of passages and quotations—selected from the wisdom of the ages—offering invaluable insight and guidance on the challenges of daily life.

Here are not only the best of the world’s most inspiring thoughts and ideas, but the stories behind them: how they came to be written and what their impact has been on others. A storehouse of inspired and inspiring reading, it is a collection of brief, stimulating biographies as well. There are selections from John Burroughs, Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, William Cullen Bryant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Shakespeare, Hippocrates, Confucius, and many others. A distillation of the greatest thoughts, ideas, and philosophies that have been handed down to us through the ages, this is a book to turn to over and over again—a book of moral, spiritual, and ethical guidance—an unfailing source of comfort and inspiration for all.
 

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Exceptional collection! It shows how to hope in spite of continuous failures. Many of us give up in middle up of path towards success but this book teaches you to hold on, mend your soul, face challenges and many more things eventually leading to destiny. Lillian watson's hard work can make us hard working. The lamps are brightest stars of history.  

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its is nice when you need a change

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Contents

The secret of happiness is something to do
3
Let me live by the side of the road
6
To find happiness we must seek for it in
11
How essential it is to be able to live
19
PART
31
Lead kindly Light The night
39
So by my woes to
45
My faith in God is complete so I
50
SelfDiscipline The Development of Character
161
The divinity that shapes our ends is in our
169
I will lead my life and practice my art in uprightness
180
Faith hope and love these threeand the greatest
186
What you do not wish done to yourself do not do
193
With malice toward none with charity
203
PART SEVEN
213
You want to gain emotional poise?
219

Thejourneyisdone O thou soul of
57
Without Divine assistance I cannot succeed
68
This too shall pass away
74
I am the master of my fate
85
I would no longer resist and struggle I
95
Goodbye Iam not at all afraid
104
tained and soothed by an unfaltering trust
108
I wish to take from every grave its fear
116
PART FOUR
133
You wake up in the morning and lo your
142
We must do the best we can with
153
I rave no more gainst Time or Fate
227
PART EIGHT
239
At the end only two things really matter to
248
Old age is the consummation of life
261
The shadows of evening lengthen about
267
PART
279
The age in which we live can become
287
Our thinking in the future must be world
297
The only limit to our realization
309
INDEX
319
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Watson was a well-known writer with many years of experience in helping people help themselves. She is one of the most widely read authorities on social usage in the world.

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