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That our daughters may be as corner-stones polished after the similitude of a palace.
Light-hearted maiden, oh heed thy feet!
Oh keep where that beam of Paradise falls ; And only wonder where thou mayst meet
The blessed ones from its shining walls, So shalt thou come from the land of dreams
With love and peace to this world of strife; And the life that over that border streams Shall be on the path of thy daily life.
W. C. BRYANT.
My daughter, every bond of your life is a debt; the right lies in the payment of that debt; it can lie nowhere else.
O thou child of many prayers !
Bear through sorrow, wrong, and ruth,
H. W. LONGFELLOW.
Death loves a shining mark, a signal blow.
Friend of my better days;
SHAKESPEARE. Death is the dropping of the flower that the fruit may swell.
H. W. BEECHER. " 'Tis the cessation of our breath. Silent and motionless we lie;
And no one knoweth more than this." Leaves have their time to fall; And flowers to wither at the north wind's
breath; And stars to set, - but all — Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Death!
MRS. HEMANS. “E'en such is man; who lives by breath, Is here, now there, in life and death.”
DEATH - DILIGENCE.
There is no Death! what seems so is transition;
This life of mortal breath
H. W. LONGFELLOW. “ The living are the only dead;
The dead live — nevermore to die;
They never were so nigh!”
DILIGENCE. “ Diligence is the philosopher's stone that turns everything into gold.”
" All good of earth, e'en Heaven itself
By diligence is won.” See'st thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings.
Diligent in business, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.
Neglect no opportunity of doing good, nor check thy desire of doing it, by a vain fear of what may happen.
ATTERBURY. Count that day lost whose low-descending sun, Views from thy hand, no worthy action done.
ADRIAN. Doing good is the only certainly happy action of a man's life.
SiR PHILIP SIDNEY. What do we live for if not to make life less difficult to each other. GEORGE ELIOT.
We can do more good by being good than in any other way.
ROWLAND HILL. Learn the luxury of doing good.
GOLDSMITH. He who receives a good turn should never forget it; he who does one should never remember it.
CHARSON. Oh! whatever the fortune a man may have won, A kindness depends on the way it is done ; And though poor be our purse, and though nar
row our span, Let us all try to do a good turn when we can.
Do all the good you can and don't make a fuss about it.
“Do good, shun evil, live not thou
As if at death thy being died ;
To draw thy steps from truth aside.”
You will do good, less by what you say or do or even give, than by what you are.
No opportunities for gaining or doing good ever fall in our way, that will not if improved, make our lives richer and happier.
No opportunities of good are ever lost, through our neglect, without being, some day, missed and regretted.
M. H. HOWELL.
Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever,
Do noble things, not dream them all day long : And so make life., death, and that vast forever One grand sweet song.