Preface

SO universal is the habit of blaming circumstances or other people for the troubles of our own lives that I know a strong assertion of the fact that the source of all trouble lies entirely within ourselves will meet with contradiction and resentment from many readers. It takes courage to…

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Peace, In General

“PEACE! Peace! Anything for Peace!” How often we hear that, — or, again, the exclamation, “Let us have peace at any price — peace at any price!” How little we seem to know that there is only one price to be paid for peace — only one price by which…

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Family Peace

0NCE I had the interesting and pleasant experience of visiting in a large family consisting of father, mother and several grown-up children. The house was very attractive and the household machinery seemed perfectly oiled. Every one in the family spoke kindly and seemed considerate for every one else; and yet,…

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Peace with the Children

“0h that child wears on me so, — he is making me sick, and I know I shall break down altogether!” This was the exclamation of a tired young mother, — young, fortunately, for she learned her lesson in time to take care of several children and not have them…

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Peace Among Friends

“YES, he used to be my friend some years ago, but we had a misunderstanding and it has never been the same with us since. Indeed, now we seldom are together — I have not seen him for months.” That is not an unusual remark to hear, and it is…

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Peace in Social Life

IF an East Indian gentleman should be suddenly and unexpectedly placed at table in a dinner party in New York, the first impression he would get would be that of a general unrest. “General flutter” is, I know, a term that every one here will recognize as being very aptly…

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Peace in One’s Work

I KNOW a man who was at the head of a large and thriving wholesale dry goods business. The business had grown more from this one man’s innate power for making money than from anything else, and not at all by the orderly process of an all-round growth which we…

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Peace in Religion

WHEN one thinks of peace in religion, one’s mind naturally turns first of all to the so-called heads of religion, — the clergymen. There may be many clergymen who distinguish between spurious peace and real peace, and who have at least the germs of real peace within themselves. There are…

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Peace in One’s Self

PEACE in one’s self — peace well-founded and making a strong background which is always there, quiet and steady, behind the disturbances of the surface — is most difficult to find. How many times have we seen men and women suffering, suffering intensely, and really wanting to do right, who…

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