Wisdom of the Ages

Here are some of the verities of life which are eternally true. Let us take one for cogitation each day and try to reflect the truth of it in our life. We have, of course, to guard against making an alloy of it by a subtle admixture, traducing it to suit our own commonplace convenience.


  1. Brethren! Work out your salvation with diligence.

  2. Where Love is there God is also.

  3. Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost.

  4. We want healers of souls rather than of bodies.

  5. Sit down before fact as a little child.

  6. To live in Love is to be united with God.

  7. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

  8. Advice is seldom welcome: and those who want it the most always want it the least.

  9. Judge not, that ye be not judged.

  10. When you have nothing to say, say nothing.

  11. Whatever you do, be true to yourselves and to the world. Hide not your thoughts.

  12. If riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

  13. God’s gifts put man’s best gifts to shame.

  14. Truth is like a vast tree, which yields more and more fruit the more you nurture it.

  15. The Kingdom of God is within you.

  16. It is better to wear out than to rust out.

  17. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of the wisdom.

  18. The love of money is the root of all evils.

  19. Silence is a great help to a Seeker after Truth.

  20. The music of the Gospel leads us Home.

  21. His Mercy endureth forever.

  22. Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.

  23. Religions are different roads emerging upon the same point.

  24. God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.

  25. Even a child is known by his doings.

  26. All things are artificial for nature is the art of God.

  27. Absolute renunciation, absolute brahmacharya is the ideal state.

  28. A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grevious words stir up anger.

  29. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

  30. Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.