More will sometimes be demanded of you than is reasonable. Bear it meekly, and exhaust your time and strength in performing your duties, rather than in vindicating your rights. Be silent, even when you are misrepresented. Turn aside when opposed, rather than confront opposition with resistance. Bear and forbear, not defending yourselves, so much as trusting to your works to defend you. Yet, in counseling you thus, I would not be understood to be a total non-resistant; a perfectly passive, non-elastic sand-bag, in society; but I would not have you resist until the blow be aimed, not so much at you, as, through you, at the sacred cause of human improvement, in which you are engaged, a point at which forbearance would be allied to crime.
When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.
Topics: Correction, Reform
Habit is a cable;
we weave a thread each day,
and at last we cannot break it.
Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.
Topics: Time Management, Value of Time, Time
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- Robert Maynard Hutchins American Educator
- Frank Moore Colby American Educator
- E. Merrill Root American Educator
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- Robert H. Shaffer American Educator
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- John Quincy Adams American Head of State
- Theodore Hesburgh American Catholic Educator