JANUARY TWENTY-NINTH 

  • Emanuel Swedenborg born 1688.
  • Thomas Paine born 1737.
  • Adelaide Ristori born 1822.
  • William McKinley, Ohio, twenty-fourth President United States, born 1843.

God will keep no nation in supreme place that will not do supreme duty.
—William McKinley.

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and the angels know of us.
—Thomas Paine.

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
—George Eliot.

Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand,
Upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.
So shall we not go back from thee:
Quicken thou us, and we will call upon thy name.
—Psalm 80. 17, 18.

My Father, I pray that I may be just and be given to kindness. May I be conscious of my virtues, and use them to overcome my faults. May I hear clearly thy call that I may be sure of the way as I lead others to duty and happiness. Amen.