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    That law-school is not at fault which sends forth a 12barrister who never brings out a brief. Why? Because he followed agriculture instead of litigation, forsook Blackstone for gray stone, dug into soils instead of delv15ing into suits, raised potatoes instead of pleas, and drew up logs instead of leases. He has not been faithful over a few things.

18    Is a musician made by his teacher? He makes himself a musician by practising what he was taught. The conscientious are successful. They follow faithfully; 21through evil or through good report, they work on to the achievement of good; by patience, they inherit the promise. Be active, and, however slow, thy success is sure: 24toil is triumph; and — thou hast been faithful over a few things.

    The lives of great men and women are miracles of pa27tience and perseverance. Every luminary in the constellation of human greatness, like the stars, comes out in the darkness to shine with the reflected light of God.

30    Material philosophy, human ethics, scholastic theology, and physics have not sufficiently enlightened mankind. Human wrong, sickness, sin, and death still appear in 341 341:1mortal belief, and they never bring out the right action of mind or body. When will the whole human race have 3one God, — an undivided affection that leaves the unreal material basis of things, for the spiritual foundation and superstructure that is real, right, and eternal?

6    First purify thought, then put thought into words, and words into deeds; and after much slipping and clambering, you will go up the scale of Science to the 9second rule, and be made ruler over many things. Fidelity finds its reward and its strength in exalted purpose. Seeking is not sufficient whereby to arrive at the results of 12Science: you must strive; and the glory of the strife comes of honesty and humility.

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