Elizabeth Gaskell Quotes (displaying: 1 - 10 of 156 quotes)
The world is not everything Ruth. Nor is the want of me?s good opinion and esteem the highest need which man has. Teach Leonard this. You would not wish his life to be one summe?s day. You dared not make it so, if you had the power. Teach him to bid a noble, Christian welcome to the trials which God send?and this is one of them. Teach him not to look on a life of struggle, and perhaps of disappointment and incompleteness, as a sad and mournful end, but as the means permitted to the heroes and warriors in the army of Christ, by which to show their faithful following. Tell him of the hard and thorny path which was trodden once by the bleeding feet of One. Think of the Saviou?s life and cruel death, and of His divine faithfulnes? We have all been cowards hitherto. God help us to be so no longer!