The Immortality Of Influence

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Influence

We scatter seeds with careless hand, 
And dream we ne'er shall see them more; 
But for a thousand years 
Their fruit appears, 
In weeds that mar the land, 
Or healthful store.

The deeds we do, the words we say, 
Into still air do seem to flee; 
We count them ever past, 
But they shall last. 
In the dread judgment they 
And we shall meet. 
                                     
--Keble 


"Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it." 
                                   
--Proverbs 22:6


 "I am a part of all whom I have met." 
                                                                      
--Alfred Tennyson


"No man or woman of humblest sort can really be strong, gentle, pure and good without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existenceof that goodness." 
                                                        
--Phillips Brooks


"The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself." 
                                                      
--Anonymous


GOOD COMPANY

"Try to frequent the company of your betters.  In books and life, that is the most wholesome society;  learn to admire rightly;  the great pleasure of life is that.  Note what great men admired;  they admired great things; narrow spirits admire basely and worship meanly." 
                                          
--Thackery