Sunday, July 3, 2016

Quote of the Day (Benjamin Franklin, Petitioning God for Virtues)

“Help me, Father!

 That I may have tenderness for the weak, and reverent respect for the ancient; that I may be kind to my neighbours, good-natured to my companions, and hospitable to strangers, Help me, O Father! 

 That I may be averse to craft and over-reaching, abhor extortion, perjury, and every kind of wickedness, Help me, O Father! 

That I may be honest and open-hearted, gentle, merciful, and good, cheerful in spirit, rejoicing in the good of others, Help me, O Father!”  —Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin  (1818)

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