For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:…
The most you can do to a good man is to persecute him; and the worst that persecution can do is to kill him. And killing a good man is as bad as it would be to spite a ship by launching it. The soul is built for heaven, and the ship for the ocean, and blessed be the hour that gives both to the true element.
(H. W. Beecher.)
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