It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.

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Next to acquiring good friends the best acquisition is that of good books.

Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.

Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time.

Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.

Did universal charity prevail earth would be a heaven and hell a fable.

Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.

Of present fame think little and of future less, the praises that we receive after we are buried li

Of present fame think little and of future less, the praises that we receive after we are buried like the flowers that are strewed over our grave may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead.

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    Remember there's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over.

    Remember there's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over.

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