Arthur Helps — British Historian born on July 10, 1813, died on March 07, 1875

Sir Arthur Helps KCB HonDCL was an English writer and dean of the Privy Council. He was a Cambridge Apostle... (wikipedia)

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
It has always appeared to me, that there is so much to be done in this world, that all self-inflicted suffering which cannot be turned to good account for others, is a loss - a loss, if you may so express it, to the spiritual world.
In a balanced organization, working towards a common objective, there is success.