C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Most men call fretting a minor fault, a foible, and not a vice. There is no vice except drunkenness which can so utterly destroy the peace, the happiness of a home.

Mrs. H. F. Jackson.

However nervous, depressed, and despairing may be the tone of any one, the Lord leaves him no excuse for fretting; for there is enough in God’s promise to overbalance all these natural difficulties. In the measure in which the Christian enjoys his privileges, rises above the things that are seen, hides himself in the refuse provided for him, will he be able to voice the confession of Paul, and say, “None of these things move me.”

S. H. Tyng, Jr.