One of the most difficult aspects of being a parent during the middle years is feeling powerless to protect our children from hurt.... However "growthful" it may be for them to experience failure, disappointment and rejection, it is nearly impossible to maintain an intellectual perspective when our sobbing child or rageful child comes in to us for help. . . . We can't turn the hurt around by kissing the sore spot to make it better. We are no longer the all-powerful parent.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
A sure proportion of rogue and dunce finds its way into every school and requires a cruel share of time, and the gentle teacher, w...ho wished to be a Providence to youth, is grown a martinet, sore with suspicions; knows as much vice as the judge of a police court, and his love of learning is lost in the routine of grammars and books of elements.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
It is said that he once had a sore toe that so annoyed him that he went to the woodpile and chopped it off with an axe, quoting th...e Scripture, 'If thy foot offend thee, cut it off.'LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
"O father! O father! now, now, keep your hold, The Erl-King has seized me--his grasp is so cold!...
Sore trembled the father; he spurr'd thro' the wild, Clasping close to his bosom his shuddering child; He reaches his dwelling in doubt and in dread, But, clasp'd to his bosom, the infant was dead.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Come, ye Sinners, poor and wretched, Weak and wounded, sick and sore.... Jesus ready stands to save you, Full of Pity join'd with Pow'r. He is able, he is able, he is able; He is willing: doubt no more.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
See! those fiendish lineaments graven on the darkness, the writhed lip of scorn, the mockery of that living eye, the pointed finge...r, touching the sore place in your heart! Do you remember any act of enormous folly, at which you would blush, even in the remotest cavern of the earth? Then recognize your Shame.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »