Hans Sachs born 1494.
Dr. John Brown born 1715.
Benjamin Butler born 1818.
The thing that goes the farthest
Toward making life worth while,
That costs the least, and does the most,
Is just a pleasant smile.
That smile that bubbles from a heart
That loves its fellow men
Will drive away the cloud of gloom
And coax the sun again.
One whom I knew intimately, and whose memory I revere, once in my hearing remarked that, "Unless we love people we cannot understand them." This was a new light to me.
—Christina G. Rossetti.
Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; So doth the sweetness of a man's friend that cometh of hearty counsel.
—Proverbs 27. 9.
Lord God, I pray that I may be worthy of my friends. May I not fear to go where I am called, and may I go cheerfully, even though the way be dark and lonesome. Amen.