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If there is any thing that keeps the mind open to angel visits, and repels the ministry of ill, it is human love.

Love would master self; and having made the mastery stretch onward and upward toward infinitude.

Learn the new commandment of the Son of God. Not to love merely, but to love as He loved. Go forth in this spirit to your life-duties; go forth,—children of the cross, to carry every thing before you, and win victories for God by the conquering power of a love like His.

Ah, how skillful grows the hand
That obeyeth Love's command!
It is the heart, and not the brain,
That to the highest doth attain,
And he who followeth Love's behest
     Far excelleth all the rest!

The most beautiful sight this earth affords is a man or woman so filled with love that duty is only a name, and its performance the natural outflow and expression of the love which has become the central principle of their life.

Be loving, and you will never want for love; be humble, and you will never want for guiding.

I have often had occasion to observe, that a warm blundering man does more for the world than a frigid wise man.