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‘Our glory is the testimony of our conscience.’

Philosophers, theologians and psychologists have pondered long and hard on what conscience really is and how it is that everyone seems to have one – at least when they set out in life. But one thing is sure; conscience is … Continue reading

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Am I one of God’s blunders, or is he one of mine?

The atheist philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche used to say: ‘Is man one of God’s blunders, or is God one of man’s blunders?’ But H. G. Wells, who was never particularly religious, having studied the history of the human race and having … Continue reading

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Think yourself to happiness

“Most people,” said Abraham Lincoln, “Are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Well, that may be an oversimplification, but there is still great truth in it. A positive mental attitude does have a powerful effect … Continue reading

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Disappointed but not defeated

You’ve probably heard how Abraham Lincoln was defeated seven times before winning the Presidency of the United States, and how Vincent van Gogh only ever sold one painting during his lifetime, even though today they bring tens of millions of … Continue reading

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