But life is a battle: may we all be enabled to fight it well.
Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision.
Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.
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