Wisest and sweetest of all Anderson's many wise and sweet stories, is the story of the Nightingale. She was brought to sing before the king.
All pleasures must be bought at the price of pain. The difference between false pleasure and true, is just this: for the true, the price is paid before you enjoy it; for the false after you enjoy it.
Over the door of a safe in a counting-room of one of our large manufacturing companies, is the motto, "Thou God seest me. " There is perhaps a fear of God in the mind of the book-keeper who is intrusted with the accounts of this corporation, that stimulates him to do his work honestly.
We are ready to meet the profound thinker on the statement, that all is mind; and if this is divine science, as will be proven, it will at length destroy all human error, whereas the conservative theory that there are two, even matter and spirit, and they unite on some basis, would forever keep truth and error at war, as it has done, without a victory on either side. — Science and Health.
Three or four citizens were having a confab at the door of the town hall, in regard to will power, and there was one of the group who dared go far enough to assert that a man of will power could draw a person to him from a distance of 100 feet. "Try it—try it!" exclaimed one whose faith was very slight.
There is immense wisdom in the old proverb, "He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty. " Hannah More said, "If I wished to punish an enemy I should make him hate somebody.
There is an eastern story of a Sultan who overslept himself, so as not to waken at the hour of prayer. So Satan came and waked him, and told him to get up and pray.
An organ from the Christian Scientists has become a necessity. Many questions come to the College and to the practising students, yet but little time has been devoted to their answer.
Sir Humphrey Davy, when a young man, had an experience which serves to illustrate the nature of healing by faith. Davy was employed by Dr.
The ancient Greek looked longingly for the Olympiad; the Chaldee watched the appearing of a star, to him no higher revelation than the horoscope hung out upon empyrean. But the meek Nazarene, the scoffed of all scoffers, said: "Ye can discern the face of the sky, and how much more should you discern the sign of these times;" and he looked at the ordeal of a perfect Christianity, hated by sinners.