Pep: Poise -- Efficiency -- Peace: A Book of Hows Not Whys for Physical and Mental Efficiency

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Reilly & Britton, 1914 - Hygiene - 222 pages
"Thought-habit, will become fixed on Faith or Fear, and the result to the man is good or bad, accordingly. If your thought is fixed on Faith, in the greater meaning, you are invincible. If it is fixed on Fear, or its elder child, Worry, you stand helpless, weak, conquered and miserable. If I can, by suggestion, logic, example, proof, reason or humor get your thought habit fixed on Faith, and coach you to the understanding that will give you Poise, Efficiency, Peace, then I have done a thing well worth while."--Provided by author.

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Page 162 - Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness. Speak approving, cheering words, while their ears can hear them, and while their hearts can be thrilled and made happier by them; the kind things you mean to say when they are gone, say before they go.
Page 70 - All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts.
Page 162 - I would rather have a plain coffin, without a flower, a funeral without an eulogy, than a life without the sweetness of love and sympathy. Let us learn to anoint our friends beforehand for their burial. Postmortem kindness does not cheer the burdened spirit. Flowers on the coffin cast no fragrance backward over the weary way.
Page 162 - ... things you mean to say when they are gone, say before they go. The flowers you mean to send for their coffins, send to brighten and sweeten their homes before they leave them.
Page 161 - I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Page 110 - It was the first thing in the morning and the last thing at night, till I confess it began to be something of a bore to me.
Page 162 - If my friends have alabaster boxes laid away, full of fragrant perfumes of sympathy and affection, which they intend to break over my dead body, I would rather they would bring them out in my weary and troubled hours and open them, that I may be refreshed and cheered by them while I need them.
Page 135 - And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately. 48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
Page 119 - She trained herself to laugh heartily at the least provocation, and would go to her room and make merry all by herself. "This woman was soon in excellent health and grand spirits, and her home became a sunny, cheerful abode. At first her husband and children were amused at her, and, while they respected her determination because of the grief she bore, they did not enter into the spirit of the plan. But after a while the funny part of the idea struck the woman's husband, and he began to laugh every...
Page 93 - The legs of the stork are long, the legs of the duck are short: you cannot make the legs of the stork short, neither can you make the legs of the duck long. Why worry...

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