This life and its affairs being attended with dangers, we are endowed with the quality of caution that we may be watchful and prudent to guard against those dangers, and make all sure.
LOVE OF PRAISE
Every human being loves praise, and is the better for receiving it. And this quality inclines us to praise others, to seek and deserve praise ourselves, and to win popularity, glory and a good name.
This quality is intended to make us properly esteem ourselves and others. It gives dignity, self-respect, proper pride of spirit, and a sense of our own importance.
This quality of firmness helps to establish commercial, social, and moral stability. It gives us decision, strength of will, and self-reliance, and makes us to stand firm as the rock.
The element of self-confidence usually precedes energetic action. When wisely directed it enables us to pursue a right course with that unwavering faith which cries, ‘It shall be done’.
The principle of right and wrong is inseparable from intelligence, but it is especially a principle in human nature. Conscience gives us a sense of this principle, inclines us to do right, and stamps us accountable beings.