Talk faith.

Talk faith.  The world is better off without
Your uttered ignorance and morbid doubt.
If you have faith in God, or man or self,
Say so. If not, push back upon the shelf
Of silence all your thoughts, till faith shall come;
No one will grieve because your lips are dumb.
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox, born this day in 1850

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The Winds of Fate

One ship drives east and another drives west
With the selfsame winds that blow.
’Tis the set of the sails,
And Not the gales,
That tell us the way to go.

Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate;
As we voyage along through life,
’Tis the set of a soul
That decides its goal,
And not the calm or the strife.
— EWW

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