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Maltbie D. Babcock Quotes





A day dawns, quite like other days; in it, a single hour comes, quite like other hours; but in that day and in that hour the chance of a lifetime faces us.
[Mornings]
 

Be on the lookout for mercies. The more we look for them, the more of them we will see.... Better to loose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessings to counting your troubles.
[Forgiveness]
 

Be strong! It matters not how deep entrenched the wrong How hard the battle goes, the day how long Faint not-fight on! Tomorrow comes the song.
 

Be strong! We are not here to play, to dream, to drift; We have hard work to do and loads to lift; Shun not the struggle-face it; 'tis God's gift.
[Work]
 

Opportunities do not come with their values stamped upon them. ... To face every opportunity of life thoughtfully, and ask its meaning bravely and earnestly, is the only way to meet supreme opportunities when they come, whether open-faced or disguised.
[Opportunity]
 

Our prayers must mean something to us if they are to mean anything to God.
[Prayer]