The Christian Science Monitor

Just at the right of the main entrance to the New York Library at Fifth Avenue and Forty-second Street is engraved on the side of the building in great letters the following inscription: "But above all things Truth beareth away the victory." This brief quotation is taken from the interesting account, in the first book of Esdras (Apocrypha), of the three young men at the court of King Darius, who in the hope of a promised reward strove to excel each other in wise speeches, and it was the above sentence which brought victory to the speaker when he declared and amplified it before the king. To quote from the Apocryphal account: "All the people then shouted, and said, Great is Truth, and mighty above all things."

It is surely a fact that men have sought and praised Truth through the ages and chosen its name to adorn with mottoes the gateways of colleges and other institutions of learning, but unfortunately they have not always been able to recognize the truth when it has appeared in their midst; for, like the Christ-idea, it does not come to us in the expected guise. A great and long felt need of the whole world was met when The Christian Science Monitor, an international daily newspaper which tells the truth, was given to us by the loving effort of our dear Leader, Mrs. Eddy.

The Song of Praise
February 1, 1919

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