There is poetry and there is beauty in real sympathy; but there is more there is action. The noblest and most powerful form of sympathy is not merely the responsive tear, the echoed sigh, the answering look; it is the embodiment of the sentiment in actual help.
p. 574. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
The everlasting covenant which God has made with Jesus, and through Jesus with all His beloved people, individually, is a strong ground of consolation amidst the tremblings of human hope, the fluctuations of creature things, and the instability of all that earth calls good.Octavius Winslow
Prayer is the pulse of the renewed soul; and the constancy of its beat is the test and measure of the spiritual life.Octavius Winslow