Voices of Hope, and Other Messages from the Hills : A Series of Essays on the Problem of Life, Optimism, and the Christ (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Voices of Hope, and Other Messages From the Hills: A Series of Essays on the Problem of Life, Optimism, and the Christ Sleep. We are awake when we are hopeful, when we stand upon the mountain top and enjoy a commanding view. Pessimism is a sign of disease: it Withers and blights. Optimism beholds all that pessimism saw in the gloomy vales, and more, even the source of the dark rivulets which wear away their wooded slopes. But the author does not insist on just his optimism. Nor does he wish to preach, only to return to the universe some measure of the beauty it has bestowed upon him, to express the joy of living in this well ordered world. In other volumes he has worded this faith before. It is a delight to express it again, almost a necessity to share it. He believes, too, that the wicked world will sometime respond. It is neither incurably pessimistic nor pernicious. It still has much to learn from the enjoyment and study of nature; and these lessons shall sometime teach man how to be not only happy, but good. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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 works.
- Paperback | 220 pages
- 152 x 229 x 12mm | 299g
- 13 Jan 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 3 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white