DECEMBER TWENTY-EIGHTH

  • Catherine M. Sedgwick born 1789.
  • Woodrow Wilson, Virginia, twenty-seventh President United States, born 1856.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay died 1859.

The government might be serviceable for many things. It might assist in a hundred ways to safeguard the lives and the health and promote the comfort and happiness of the people; but it can do these things only if they respond to public opinion, only if those who lead government see the country as a whole, feel a deep thrill of intimate sympathy with every class and every interest in it.

—Woodrow Wilson.

 

The hearts of men are their books; events are their tutors; great actions are their eloquence.

—Thomas B. Macaulay.

 

Be of good courage, and let us play the man for our people, and for the cities of our God: and Jehovah do that which seemeth him good.

—2 Samuel 10. 12.

 

Lord God, I pray that my estimate of life may not be as I take it, but as thou hast given it for peace and prosperity. Teach me my duty to my country, and make me useful in uplifting and serving humanity. Amen.