Signs of the Times

[Dr. Kerr Boyce Tupper, as quoted in the Times, Los Angeles, California]

Character is always fashioned by truth. Back of all high thinking and noble living are lofty ideas and ideals. Herbert Spencer tells us that there is no possible alchemy by which golden conduct can be gotten out of leaden instincts. As a man "thinketh in his heart," declares Scriptures, so is his character. Heart-thinking invariably gives complexion and direction to being. Huxley asserts that the heart is the essential basis of all conduct. In his history of the English people Green says that Bunyan lived in the Bible until its words became his own, and so abode among "the visions and voices of heaven" that all sense of unreality passed away.

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June 8, 1929

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