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Leaves of Life - October 14


  • William Penn born 1644.
  • James Fenimore Cooper died 1851.
  • Duke of Wellington died 1852.

Do good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no good. If thou wouldst be happy, bring thy mind to thy condition, and have an indifferency for more than what is sufficient.
—William Penn.

The finest fruit earth holds up to its Maker is a finished man.

I considered Napoleon's presence in the field equal to forty men in the balance.
—Duke of Wellington.

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him but little lower than God, And crownest him with glory and honor.
—Psalm 8. 4, 5

Eternal God, may I know the value of the gift of life. May I think seriously of it, and not through abuse or neglect cripple it, remembering that it is mine to sow, to grow, and to reap. I pray that I may care more for the food and raiment of my soul than I care for the food and raiment of my body. Amen.

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Originally published October 14, 2019.