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He prayeth well, who loveth well

Both man and bird and beast;

He prayeth best, who loveth best

All things both great and small:

For the dear God who loveth us,

He made and loveth all.

— Coleridge

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the Fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee … that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this (Job 12:7–9).

Emmet Fox

Around the Year with Emmet Fox: A Book of Daily Readings (1952)



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Truth is within ourselves; it takes no rise

From outward things, whate’er you may believe.

There is an inmost centre in us all,

Where truth abides in fullness; and around,

Wall upon wall, the gross flesh hems it in,

This perfect, clear perception — which is truth.

A baffling and perverting carnal mesh

Binds it, and makes all error: and to know,

Rather consists in opening out a way

Whence the imprisoned splendour may escape,

Than in effecting entry for a light

Supposed to be without.

— Robert Browning, “Paracelsus.” Part I

… ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32).

Emmet Fox

Around the Year with Emmet Fox: A Book of Daily Readings (1952)



Emmet Fox

Emmet Fox (30 July 1886–13 August 1951) was an Irish New Thought spiritual leader of the early 20th century, primarily through years of the Great Depression.