A treasury of guidance and inspiration, keyed to the needs of our times; selected from the fascinating book "Light from Many Lamps" by Lillian Eichler Watson.
who live today stand at the apex of a vast pyramid of human development,
slowly accumulated through the many long struggling generations of the
past. We are the heirs of all that has ever been accomplished; all that
man has ever done to improve himself and the world in which he lives. We
are the heirs of all that man has ever dreamed, thought out, fought and
died for; all that he has eloquently written or expressed and left behind
for the guidance of future generations.
Today when we face what is probably the greatest challenge history has ever known-today when millions of people are troubled, uncertain, and confused-the rich deposit of inspiration left by preceding generations take on a new and vital significance. There has never been a time when people were more desperately in need of faith and hope, of courage and peace of mind, of standards and ideals by which to live, and above all an abiding belief in the future and in the progress of the mankind. There has never been a time when the tried and tested philosophies of the past were more urgently needed to give perspective and understanding-to give people something to cling to, something on which to build the strong, firm structure of their own lives.
Lillian Eichler Watson
Samuel James Baily