Our mortal life is a season of probation wherein it becometh us to prepare for the life that is immortal.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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As in labor, the more one doth exercise, the more one is enabled to do, strength growing upon work ; so with the use of suffering, men's minds get the habit of suffering, and all fears and terrors are not to them but as a summons to battle, whereof they know beforehand they shall come off victorious.
—Sir Philip Sidney
—Sir Philip Sidney
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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I pluck up the good lissome herbs of sentences by pruning, eat them by reading, digest them by musing, and lay them up at length in the high seat of memory, by gathering them together ; and so, having tasted their sweetness, I may the less perceive the bitterness of life.
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