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Hannah Whitall Smith
(1832-1911) born on
Feb 07
US evangelist, reformer, suffragist, author. She championed feminist causes and the right of young women to attend college; co-founded Women's Christian Temperance Union.
The mother eagle teachers her little ones to fly by making their nest so uncomfortable that they are forced to leave it and commit themselves to the unknown world of air outside. An just so does our God to us.

Faith, like sight is nothing apart from God. You might as well shut your eyes and look inside, and see whether you have sight as to look inside to discover whether you have faith.
Decisions of our will are often directly opposed to the decisions of our emotions. If we are in the habit of considering our emotions as the test, we are apt to feel like hypocrites in declaring those things to be real which our will alone has decided.
God stirs up our comfortable nests, and pushes us over the edge of them, and we are forced to use our wings to save ourselves from fatal falling. Read your trials in this light, and see if your wings are being developed.
The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: "The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life," 1870.
A: "The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life," 1871.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "Philadelphia Quaker," 1950.

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