Nothing earthly will make me give up my work in despair. I encourage myself in the Lord my God and go forward.
To expect defeat is nine tenths of defeat itself.
I do not see how any man can afford, for the sake of his nerves and his nap, to spare any action in which he can partake.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Art is a jealous mistress, she requires the whole man.
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
—1 Corinthians 16. 13.
Almighty God, help me to have true conceptions, that my life may not be secured to needless purposes. May my soul be influenced by high ideals, and my work be the production of truth and not of selfishness. Protect me from evil that I may be kept pure and strong for my work. Amen.