Little Things

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American Sunday-School Union, 1852 - 71 pagine
 

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Pagina 21 - Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 'not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
Pagina 64 - ... it is a family fault, and should be watched against, for it is an annoyance, though but a petty one, never to be able to open your lips without being harassed by such contradictions as " Oh, no, that happened on Tuesday, not Wednesday," or, if you remark that the clouds look threatening, to be asked with a tone of surprise, " Do you think it looks like rain? I am sure there is no appearance of such a thing.
Pagina 49 - DEAD flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour : so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.
Pagina 32 - The tears into his eyes were brought. And thanks and praises seemed to run So fast out of his heart, I thought They never would have done. — I've heard of hearts unkind, kind deeds With coldness still returning; Alas! the gratitude of men Hath oftener left me mourning.
Pagina 22 - ... well-intentioned people, regretting that they can do nothing, that they have nothing in their power, — while all the time these little kindnesses are unnoticed and unperformed. Life affords but few opportunities of doing great services for others; but there is scarcely an hour of the. day that does not afford us an opportunity of performing some little, it may be unnoticed service. Careful and earnest attention to little things of this kind, is of great advantage to our own characters.
Pagina 64 - It is generally on such trifles that this bad habit shows itself, so that it may seem needless to advert to it; but it is a family fault, and should be watched against, for it is an annoyance, though but a petty one, never to be able to open your lips without being harassed by such contradictions...
Pagina 8 - Boom to deny ourselves, a road To bring us daily near to God." And surely none can say that " little things" will not be ennobled by this consecration of them to " Him in whom we live, move, and have our being.
Pagina 20 - ... the reverse, in short, of a captious fault-finding spirit. It may be alleged that a careful attention to some of these little duties may lead to an irksome particularity, a teasing habit of for ever putting to rights, and to a neglect of more important concerns. This will never be the case, however, if we remember to perform little duties with a large spirit, and consider first the comfort of others.
Pagina 39 - Our great cares must often seem small in the eyes of Him who "taketh up the isles as a very little thing...
Pagina 37 - Sound travels so many feet in a second ; and light travels so many feet in a second. Nothing more probable: but you do not care how light and sound travel. Very likely: but make yourself care; get up, shake yourself well, pretend to care, make believe to care, and very soon you will care, and care so much, that you will sit for hours thinking about light and sound, and be extremely angry with any one who interrupts you in your pursuits; and tolerate no other conversation but about light and sound;...

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