No one can become rich by the efforts of only their toil, but only by the discovery of some method of taxing the labor of others.
All things are literally better, lovelier, and more beloved for the imperfections which have been divinely appointed, that the law of human life may be Effort, and the law of human judgment, Mercy.
A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort.
The principle of all successful effort is to try to do not what is absolutely the best, but what is easily within our power, and suited for our temperament and condition.
It is eminently a weariable faculty, eminently delicate, and incapable of bearing fatigue so that if we give it too many objects at a time to employ itself upon, or very grand ones for a long time together, it fails under the effort, becomes jaded, exactly as the limbs do by bodily fatigue, and incapable of answering any farther appeal till it has had rest.
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.
The root of almost every schism and heresy from which the Christian Church has suffered, has been because of the effort of men to earn, rather than receive their salvation and the reason preaching is so commonly ineffective is, that it often calls on people to work for God rather than letting God work through them.
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