Friday Florilegium

There is nothing to do with people but to love them; to contemplate their virtues with admiration, their faults with pity and forbearance, and their injuries with forgiveness. Task all the ingenuity of your mind to devise some other thing, but you never can find it.

To hate your adversary will not help you; to kill him will not help you; nothing within the compass of the universe can help you, but to love him. But let that love flow out upon all around you, and what could harm you?

How many a knot of mystery and misunderstanding would be untied by one word spoken in simple and confiding truth of heart! How many a solitary place would be made glad if love were there; and how many a dark dwelling would be filled with light! –Orville Dewey (1794-1882), Boston pastor

 

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  • Clare

    I like this quote!

  • contemplativecottage

    It’s a good one! Thank you for visiting, Clare :-)