Labor is necessary to excellence. This is an eternal truth, although vanity cannot be taught to believe or indolence to heed it.
—John Randolph.

But let each man prove his own work, and then shall he have his glorying in regard of himself alone, and not of his neighbor.
—Galatians 6. 4.

Almighty God, I regret the hours of indiscretion and waste; through thy forgiveness may I have thy help over past wrongs. May I have a deeper conception of a profitable life, that I may hereafter live by it. Amen.