Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Post #1530

Our mortal life is a season of probation wherein it becometh us to prepare for the life that is immortal.
 —St. Augustine

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Post #1529

Expect nothing from him who promises a great deal.
—Jean Veneroni

Monday, April 21, 2014

Post #1528

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

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Post #1527

Plenty begetteth want ; for he that hath much needs much.
—Sir Francis Bacon

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Post #1526

The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
—William Wordsworth

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