From the Religious Press

"If you read the lives of the men who have best served the world and brought it forward out of darkness into truth and righteousness, and perhaps left behind them imperishable names," says Rev. J. M. Greenough, "you will find invariably that they have been men richly endowed with this grace of patient continuance—full of the strong self-mastery which can work steadily for a far-off result; which does not demand its day's wages always in the evening time; which is not discouraged because the wages are long withheld; men who were not intoxicated with swift success, or disheartened by momentary defeats; who did nothing by easy brilliant leaps, but everything by painful, unresting toil, and who had infinite reliance on the Divine Justice, which is ever on the side of honest labor and patient hope. There are no lives worth reading which have not been based and built up on these qualities. The great teachers from whom the world has learned everything that is worth knowing were men who had laid to heart the eternal principle, that nothing worthy can be done without persistent work and waiting. They believed that the human heart moves slowly towards the truth; that it must be 'precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.' The world moves, but always with stolid resistance and sluggish feet, and those who push it forward must do it in the spirit of the Greatest Teacher. 'In your patience possess ye your souls.' By those words all great thinkers and workers have been swayed and inspired." —The Watchman (Baptist)

January 25, 1900

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