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Ralph W. Sockman Quotes

"The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder."

"The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority."

"Love is the outreach of self toward completion."

"A true lover always feels in debt to the one he loves."

"The roads of life are strewn with the wreckage of run-down and half-finished loves."

"A service of worship is primarily a service to God. When we realize this and act upon it, we make it a service to men."

"The hope of free man in a frightened world is the values which man puts ahead of inventions when his back is to the wall. These values are beauty, truth, goodness and having a faith, all of which are bombproof."

"Whatever the right hand findeth to do, the left hand carries a watch on its wrist to show how long it takes to do it."

"Let us not bankrupt our todays by paying interest on the regrets of yesterday and by borrowing in advance the troubles of tomorrow."

"Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted."

"True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be."

"A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis."

"Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength."

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