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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Prof. Drummond
  God’s way of making worlds is to make them make themselves.  1
  If a barrel-organ in a slum can but drown a curse, let no Christian silence it.  2
  Loveliness does more than destroy ugliness; it destroys matter. A mere touch of it in a room, in a street, even on a door-knocker, is a spiritual force.  3
  The thing to be anxious about is not to be right with man, but with mankind.  4
  Time was when a Christian used to apologise for being happy. But the day has always been when he ought to apologise for being miserable.  5
  Tinsel reflects the sun, but warms nothing.  6
  To see some small soul pirouetting throughout life on a single text, and judging all the world because it cannot find a partner, is not a Christian sight.  7
  What God does all day is not to sit waiting in churches for people to come and worship him.  8
  Why should the Garment of Praise destroy the Spirit of Heaviness? Because an old woman cannot sing and cry at the same moment … one emotion destroys another.  9

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