In their Christian graces
no one virtue should usurp the sphere of another,
or eat out the vitals of the rest for its own support.
Affection must not smother honesty,
courage must not elbow weakness out of the field,
modesty must not jostle energy,
and patience must not slaughter resolution.
So also with our duties,
one must not interfere with another;
public usefulness must not injure private piety;
church work must not push family worship into a corner.
It is ill to offer God one duty
stained with the blood of another.
Each thing is beautiful in its season, but not otherwise.