When we gain a victory, moral or mental, when we...

When we gain a victory, moral or mental, when we subdue a passion or achieve a thought, let the conquest be decisive. Let the question be settled, the idea mastered, the doubt decided forever. Let there be no fear of future difficulty. If the serpent lie across our path and we must kill it to pass, let the blow be struck straight and strong; let us lift the body and see that it be really dead, lest when we pass this way again to-morrow it may lift its foul head, and hiss and frighten us from the pathway out among thorns and briars, wandering from our way, torn and tired with our struggles, ashamed of the wretched shiftlessness which is only a specimen of our moral and mental lives.—Phillips Brooks.

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Regarding Life Insurance
June 27, 1901

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