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78 THE INDIAN OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.
dian, accustomed to consider himself a fraction of a tribe and lacking the full sense of individuality. Yet the failures have been very few, and we begin to see our way clear to a final disposal of the long-existing Indian question. Thrift of time will repay you in after life with a usury of profit beyond your most sanguine dreams. We ought never to think we have done enough when there is a question of eternity. .S7. Gregor. The surest means to salvation is to do each day of your life that which at the moment of your death, you would wish to have done. He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every one has need to be for given. Herbert. You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you may prevent them from stopping to build their nests in your hair. Chinese Proverb. They who at the outset count up too strictly the difficulties and accidents of an undertaking or who yield to fear too easily, will never accomplish anything great. Earthly sorrows are the roots of heavenly joys. A cross is a crown begun. Suffering is dearer to the saints than hap piness, for the similitude of Christ has passed upon them. Tact is the life of the five senses. It is the open eye, the quick ear, the judging taste, the keen smell and the lively touch. Talent is power, tact is skill; talent is weight, tact is momentum; talent knows what to do, tact how to do it; talent is wealth, tact is ready money. N