True Friend

True Friend : Reflections on Life, Character and Conduct; A Collection (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from True Friend: Reflections on Life, Character and Conduct; A Collection There are a thousand things in this wide world to af flict and sadden, but, oh! How many that are beautiful and good! The world teems with beauty - with objects that gladden the eye and warm the heart. We might be happy if we would. There are ills that we cannot es cape - the approach of disease and death; misfortune; the sundering of early ties, and the canker worm of grief; but a vast majority of evils that beset us might be avoided. The curse of intemperance, interwoven as it is with all the ligaments of society, is one which never strikes us but to destroy. There is not one bright page upon the record of its progress; nothing to shield it from the heartiest execration of the human race. Do away with all this; let wars come to an end; and let friendship, love, truth, charity and kindness, mark the intercourse between man and man. We are too selfish, as if the world was made for us alone. How much hap pier would we be were we to labor more earnestly to promote each other's good! God has blessed us with a home that is not all dark. There is sunshine everywhere - in the sky, upon the earth - there would be in most hearts if we would look around us. The storms die away. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 816 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 41mm | 1,070g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243238371
  • 9780243238378