The New Life: The Secret of Happiness and Power

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Harper & brothers, 1917 - 83 pages
 

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Page 29 - The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
Page 60 - The idea of her life shall sweetly creep Into his study of imagination, And every lovely organ of her life Shall come apparell'd in more precious habit, More moving, delicate, and full of life, Into the eye and prospect of his soul, Than when she liv'd indeed...
Page 24 - I have lived in a land of giants ; giants have dragged me by the wrists since I was born out of my mother — the giants of circumstance. And you would judge me by my acts! But can you not look within? Can you not understand that evil is hateful to me? Can you not see within me the clear writing of conscience, never blurred by any wilful sophistry, although too often disregarded ? Can you not read me for a thing that surely must be common as humanity — the unwilling sinner?" "All this is very feelingly...
Page 40 - When I was a child, I spake as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child : now that I am become a man, I have put away childish things.
Page 55 - How can warmth cleanse? The answer is that moral warmth does cleanse. No heart is pure that is not passionate ; no virtue is safe that is not enthusiastic.
Page 12 - World, the Lust of the Eyes, the Lust of the Flesh, and the Pride of Life...
Page 57 - Ideas are often poor ghosts; our sun-filled eyes cannot discern them; they pass athwart us in thin vapor, and cannot make themselves felt. But sometimes they are made flesh; they breathe upon us with warm breath, they touch us with soft responsive hands, they look at us with sad sincere eyes, and speak to us in appealing tones; they are clothed in a living human soul, with all its conflicts, its faith, and its love.
Page 39 - ... would never do. So after thinking a little more about it, I resolved that at any rate I would act as if the Bible were true ; that if it were not, at all events I should be no worse off than I was before ; that I would believe in Christ, and take Him for my Master in whatever I did ; that assuredly to disbelieve the Bible was quite as difficult as to believe it; that there were mysteries either way; and that the best mystery was that which gave me Christ for a Master.

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