Being and Doing – 22 January – Evil of Hurry

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Being and Doing – 22 January – Evil of Hurry


We shall never know what it is to live in peace, until we know what it is to live thoroughly in the present.
We need all our energies for the fulfilment
of present duties.


THERE is a distinction between haste and hurry – hurry adding to rapidity the element of confusion.

A. K. H. B.

UNHASTING, unresting diligence was the strong impression which a day’s visit at Rugby left on one of the keenest observers among English authors – and he was one of a class who, however engaged, whether in business, in writing, or in travelling, was emphatically never in a hurry.

From Life of Dr Arnold


These quotes are from ‘Being and Doing’ A selection of helpful thoughts from various authors arranged for daily reading.

Collected by Constance M Whishaw and first published in 1908 for members of the Being and Doing Guild whose object is to do all they can for the relief of suffering and misery.

Most of the writers are 19th Century Christians from Britain and Europe who were committed to living their faith through deeds as well as words – Being AND Doing.

For many years these words have kept me company and encouraged me on the journey of faith.  I hope they will encourage others also.

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