We need a clearer discernment of the vital significance of...

We need a clearer discernment of the vital significance of gentleness in the character of men and women, in the relations individuals sustain toward one another, and in all the complex affairs of business and politics among social groups, and even among nations. We need to estimate at its true value the temper of mind and heart that begets a disposition in men to be mild, gracious, and kindly in their relations with one another. The crudeness, rawness of temper, self-assertion, and bluster that so often pass for strength should be rated as symptoms of undeveloped or defective organic constitution, nervous control, and intelligence. The mildness, the gentleness, the graciousness of Jesus of Nazareth, were the fruits of magnanimity, of a greatness of soul that was prophetic of the perfect man.—Prof. George E. Dawson.

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"Honor to whom honor is due"
November 13, 1915

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