„If thou intend to do any good; tarry not till to-morrow! for thou knowest not what may chance thee this night.“

—  Pythagoras

The Sayings of the Wise (1555)

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Whose footsteps are not known,
To-night a world that turned from Thee
Is waiting — at Thy Throne.“

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