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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Robert Collyer
 
  Faith makes the discords of the present the harmonies of the future.  1
  God hides some ideal in every human soul. At some time in our life we feel a trembling, fearful longing to do some good thing. Life finds its noblest spring of excellence in this hidden impulse to do our best.  2
  Ingersoll’s atheism can never become an institution; it can never be more than a destitution.  3
  Now, believe me, God hides some ideal in every human soul. At some time in our life we feel a trembling, fearful longing to do some good thing. Life finds its noblest spring of excellence in this hidden impulse to do our best.  4
  Old age is the repose of life; the rest that precedes the rest that remains.  5
  There is a great deal we never think of calling religion that is still fruit unto God, and garnered by Him in the harvest. The fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, patience, goodness. I affirm that if these fruits are found in any form, whether you show your patience as a woman nursing a fretful child, or as a man attending to the vexing detail of a business, or as a physician following the dark mazes of sickness, or as a mechanic fitting the joints and valves of a locomotive; being honest and true besides, you bring forth truth unto God.  6
 
 
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