IT’S wiser being good than bad;
It’s safer being meek than fierce:
It’s fitter being sane than mad.
My own hope is, a sun will pierce
The thickest cloud earth ever stretched;
That, after Last, returns the First,
Though a wide compass round be fetched;
That what began best can’t end worst,
Nor what God blessed once, prove accurst.
IN the darkest hour through which a human soul can pass, whatever else is doubtful, this at least is certain. If there be no God and no future state, yet, even then, it is better to be generous than selfish, better to be chaste than licentious, better to be true than false, better to be brave than to be a coward.
Frederick W. Robertson
’TIS better to think that there are Guardian Spirits, than that there are no spirits to guard us; that vicious Persons are Slaves, than that there is any servitude in virtue; that times past have been better than times present, than that times are always bad, and that to be Men it suffiseth to be no better than Men in all Ages, and so promiscuously to swim down the turbid stream, and make up the grand confusion.
Sir Thomas Browne