Leaves of Life - September 24

A compilation of inspirational thoughts


  • John Marshall born 1755.
  • Zachary Taylor, Virginia, twelfth President United States, born 1784.
  • S. R. Crockett born 1860.

Get the truth once uttered, and 'tis like

A star newborn that drops into its place,

And which, once circling in its placid round,

Not all the tumult of the earth can shake.

—James Russell Lowell.


If you would be well spoken of, learn to speak well of others. And when you have learned to speak well of them, endeavor likewise to do well to them; and reap the fruit of being well spoken of by them. 



He that slandereth not with his tongue,

Nor doeth evil to his friend,

Nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbor;

He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

—Psalm 15. 3, 5.


Lord God, I bless thee for the lives of men and women who are willing to be led by the truth, and who are worthy to follow thee. I pray that thou wilt make me truthful, and keep me steadfast, that none may go astray by the uncertainty of my way. Amen.

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Originally published September 24, 2020.