99YTAAAAYAAJ

Paperback | May 5, 2014

byHenry Ward Beecher

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Fear, in its normal action, leads towards hope. In its place it is good; but when you find that it leads to despondency, be sure that 'tis out of its place, and acting morbidly. Water is good to float timber, but a water-logged tree will certainly sink. Don't allow yourself to be water-logged by fear or anxiety. Bad men may keep up long, but when once they fall they cannot rise again. They are like apples I have seen hanging from a tree, round and fair as they could be, but also inside as rotten as they could be. As long as they could swing upon their stem they did well enough, but when they had fallen and smashed upon the ground, I never heard of their being made good apples of afterwards. A Man who makes calculation and provision for this life only, is like a sea captain who, starting on a voyage to Europe, lays in provisions sufficient to last him only until he gets safe past the lighthouse, and out into the open sea. There are some men's souls that are so thin, so almost destitute of what is the true idea of soul, that were not the guardian angels so keen-sighted they would altogether overlook them. Men are differently built. There are men who are broad and strong at the base, in the middle, and up until you reach the moral faculties. These are shrunken in, and almost vanished. Such men are like lighthouses, built well at the bottom, and all the way up. All right, only they have no lantern, and no light. And the two things, the man and the house, are equally valuable. Each one is at liberty to fashion God so that his thought can clasp him; else there can be no love to God. Make him to suit your want, and you will have gratitude and love to him. Some people, when they think of God, have a vague idea of greatness--and when they pray, they pray into...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Fear, in its normal action, leads towards hope. In its place it is good; but when you find that it leads to despondency, be ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217265022

ISBN - 13:9780217265027

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