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Principles Before Expediency
Most of us thought good character was desirable. Obviously, good character was something one needed to get on with the business of being self-satisfied. With a proper display of honesty and morality, we’d stand a better chance of getting what we really wanted. But whenever we had to choose between character and comfort, character- building was lost in the dust of our chase after what we thought was happiness.
Seldom did we look at character-building as something desirable in itself. We never thought of making honesty, tolerance, and true love of man and God the daily basis of living.
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How to translate a right mental conviction into a right emotional result, and so into easy, happy, and good living, is the problem of life itself.
~ 1. TWELVE AND TWELVE, PP. 71-72 ~
~ 2. GRAPEVINE, JANUARY 1958 ~
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