No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
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- In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil.
- We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.
- The years teach us much the days never knew.
- The studious class are their own victims: they are thin and pale, their feet are cold, their heads are hot, the night is without sleep, the day a fear of interruption –pallor, squalor, hunger, and egotism.
- The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.
- The mark of the man of the world is absence of pretension. He does not make a speech; he takes a low business-tone, avoids all brag, is nobody, dresses plainly, promises not at all, performs much, speaks in monosyllables, hugs his fact. He calls his employment by its lowest name, and so takes from evil tongues their sharpest weapon. His conversation clings to the weather and the news, yet he allows himself to be surprised into thought, and the unlocking of his learning and philosophy.