Being and Doing

Being and Doing – 19 February – Bearing Injuries

Being and Doing – 19 February – Bearing Injuries

IT is wise not to be very impatient to justify oneself; and, altogether, too much stress should not be laid upon calumny by the calumniated, else their serious work will be for ever interrupted; and they should remember that it is not so much their business to explain to others all they do, as to be sure that it will bear explanation and satisfy themselves.


CERTAINLY in taking revenge a man is but even with his enemy, but in passing it over he is superior, for it is a prince’s part to pardon.  And Solomon, I am sure,

says ‘ It is the glory of a man to pass by the offence.’  That which is past is gone and irrevocable, and wise men have enough to do with things present and to come; therefore they do but trifle with themselves that labour in past matters.


THE best way of revenge is not to imitate the Injury.



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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