“…hope is a silent, truthful messenger of joy from [one’s] real self.”
“The purpose of being is to unfold all its latent energies. He who approaches most nearly to this has solved the great problem of life. Not that his real work stops there–only then can it truly begin. With the strength thus developed he enters life’s eternal school to teach others and to work for others, that they too may learn the majesty of man.”
– Floyd B. Wilson, Through Silence to Realization, or The Human Awakening, 1906
The righteous flourish like the palm tree,
and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
They are planted in the house of the Lord,
they flourish in the courts of our God.
They still bring forth fruit in old age,
they are ever full of sap and green,
to show that the Lord is upright;
He is my rock,
and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
The Bible, Revised Standard Version