LIGHT FROM MANY LAMPS
A TREASURY OF INSPIRATION
SELECTED FROM THE WISDOM OF THE AGES—THE FOUNDATIONS FROM THE PAST FOR HAPPIER, MORE CONFIDENT LIVING TODAY
AND HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
HUNDREDS OF INSPIRING PASSAGES AND QUOTATIONS
TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
EDITED AND WITH COMMENTARY BY
LILLIAN EICHLER WATSON
Since its original publication in 1951, Light from Many Lamps has established itself as a classic work of inspiration. Now available for the first time in paperback, Lillian Eichler Watson’s treasury can be shared with new generations.
Here are not only the best of the world’s most inspiring thoughts and ideas, but the stories behind them: how they came to be written and what their impact has been on others. Light from Many Lamps is not only a storehouse of inspired and inspiring reading; it is a collection of brief, stimulating biographies as well. There are selections from John Burroughs, Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, William Cullen Bryant, Mary Pickford, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Shakespeare, Hippocrates, Saint Paul, Confucius, Henry David Thoreau, plus many others.
Light from Many Lamps represents years of research and preparation, the culmination of a lifetime’s ambition. It is a carefully planned, skillfully integrated guide to happier, more confident living… and every quotation, however brief, offers invaluable insight and guidance on the challenges of daily life:
• Happiness and the enjoyment of living
• Faith and inner calm
• Courage and the conquest of fear
• Confidence and achievement
• Self-discipline and the development of character
• Personality and relationship to others
• Peace of heart and mind
• Love and family life
• Contentment in later years
• Hope for the future
Light from Many Lamps is a distillation of the greatest thoughts, ideas and philosophies that have been handed down to us through the ages. It is a book of infinite richness and abiding values—to turn to over and over again, as to a friend; a book of moral, spiritual and ethical guidance-an unfailing source of comfort and inspiration for all.