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→ In Thoughts, Feelings, Violent Passions
It is because all humanity is approaching the threshold of a new era, a better era, that all the devils of the old era put forth their fiercest efforts, whilst there is yet a little time, to degrade human character, to drag it down into the hells of the worst forces and emotions--hate, envy, aggressiveness, and brutality.
In such critical times as these even some faith in the existence of a higher power, and some aspiration towards serving it, has protective value.
Every evil person who crosses our path provides an opportunity, in the injury he attempts to do us, to keep ourselves from being provoked into retaliation, anger, or resentment. If we succeed in overcoming our own feelings, we mount upward a step.