Little Things

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American Sunday-School Union, 1852 - 71 pagine
 

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Pagina 68 - Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility : for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
Pagina 53 - Lord, and in the power of his might ; to put on the whole armour of God, that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Pagina 23 - 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 66 - 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 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...
Pagina 22 - ... 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 pulling to rights, and to a neglect of more important concerns.
Pagina 23 - ... else ought to be expected of them than what they perform. How often do we hear kindly-feeling, 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...
Pagina 65 - A critical, censorious, fault-finding woman is a most unamiable being ; and let us not conceal the true odiousness of such propensities in ourselves, under the guise of a sense of the ludicrous. In many families, however, where both love and good temper prevail, there is what may be called an irksome, rather than a sinful, mode of carping and contradicting one another. No harm is meant, and no offence is taken , but •what can be more irksome, than to hear two sisters, for instance, continually...
Pagina 51 - 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 65 - The habit of viewing everything in a ridiculous light, is one of the family failings that I would warn against. It too often leads to an unamiable desire to detect and hold up to ridicule the faults of others, and it almost always destroys the finer feelings of admiration for what is beautiful, and the tender and more loveable qualities of putting the best construction upon the actions of others, &c.
Pagina 39 - 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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