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Human nature is a noble and beautiful thing; not a foul nor a base thing.... Have faith that God made you upright, though you have sought out many inventions; so you will strive daily to become more what your Maker meant and means you to be, and daily gives you also the power to be, and you will cling more and more to the nobleness and virtue that is in you, saying, 'My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go'.
Ruskin in The Grown of Wild Olive.
The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect.
Reference. XXVII. 10. H. J. Wilmot-Buxton, Sunday Lessons, p. 135.
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Nicoll, William Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on Job 27". Expositor's Dictionary of Text. https://studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 14 / Ordinary 19