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...and felt for all; And as a bird each fond endearment tries,
To tempt her new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.
Our duty was created with us. It is a pleasure to live. What then should be the pleasure to think there is a place for us--a duty beneficently made that gives us rights with our fellow-creatures? What though the duty may try your soul and stagger your capabilities?Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.s." Bear up with patient courage--"the bird that flutters least is longest on the wing." "Duty is the stern daughter of the voice of God."
Let us then, upon entering this stately Temple of Life, cast into the Golden Censer our courage, our hope, our energy, our love, our industry, and all those qualities which go to make the air around us redolent with the fragrance of the achievements of life. It cannot then well be that we shall lack in allegiance to our Maker, our country, or... Epicurus
Excerpt from The Golden Censer The duties of to-day, the hopes of the future · This quote is about skill · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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