The Essentials of Spirituality

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J. Pott & Company, 1905 - Spiritual life - 92 pages
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Page 90 - Rightly to be great Is not to stir without great argument, But greatly to find quarrel in a straw When honour's at the stake.
Page 56 - A man may see how this world goes with no eyes. Look with thine ears. See how yond justice rails upon yond simple thief. Hark in thine ear: change places and, handy-dandy, which is the justice, which is the thief?
Page 35 - ... introduces words, phrases, or clauses that explain, amplify, or summarize what has gone before: Suddenly I realized where we were: Rome. "There are two cardinal sins from which all the others spring: impatience and laziness." — Franz Kafka 2. introduces a long quotation: In his original draft of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson wrote: "We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights...
Page 2 - In the region of mental activity which is called the spiritual life vagueness is apt to prevail, the outlines of thought are apt to be blurred, the feelings aroused are apt to be indistinct and transitory. The word spiritual becomes a synonym of muddy thought and misty emotionalism.
Page 4 - Benevolence, be it never so tender and practical, does not reach the high mark of spirituality. Spirituality is more than benevolence in the ordinary sense of the term.
Page 19 - ... the things that are worth while from the things that are not worth while, the things that are related to the highest end from those related to the lower partial ends. The precept, "Live as if this hour were thy last...
Page 56 - Puritan who piously observed to his son when they saw a man being led to the gallows: 'There but for the grace of God go I," that he opposed retributive punishment.
Page 20 - ... Jewish men and women must learn once more the Jewish view of death, the Jewish view of life. The Jew never feared death; frankly and manfully did he face it. "Do not act as if the lease of eternity were thine," was the warning of our Sages.
Page 8 - The spirituallyminded person is one who regards whatever he undertakes from the point of view of its hindering or furthering his attainment of the supreme end.
Page 13 - ... or socialism, or public parks, or a model school; the man, in short, who strives for a good instead of striving for goodness.

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