Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Gettysburg Times - March 26, 1926

By George Matthew Adams

I often regret that I have to be introduced to everyone I am expected to talk to or to try to convert into a friend.

It is too bad that we can't intermingle as a family and not as separate identities fearful of one another.

If nations knew and understood one another, they would never be so foolis as to try to wreck this fine relationship through war and murder.

Yet the fact remains that we let people into our hearts and lives rather reluctantly. We are afraid they will take something we might leave around unlocked.

But the very fact of our aloofness adds suspicion and encourages that lack of trust and warmth we so much crave on all sides of our social life.

There are more good people than bad in this world. And the bad are often better than the good!

Jesus took as His companions many whom He mistrusted. He knew people. Buthe loved all people. Sooner or later He knew that the world would catch up to His ideals and make them everyday affairs for practical purposes.

You never know when you may turn the current of another's life to ward the mountains where big things are bred and are born.

Use care in letting people into your heart, your business, your home and your confidece—but if, when once entered, they betray you, then let it be said and felt as well that something rich and fine left you with their betrayal.

You can't punish other people. They always punish themselves.

Be as human as you know you can never be inhuman.