The path is narrow, therefore we must be careful. You know
how others have arrived where we want to go, let us take that
simple road too.
Ora et Labora, [Pray and work] let us do our
daily work, whatever the hand finds to do, with all our
strength and let us believe that God will give good gifts, a
part that will not be taken away, to those who ask Him for
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new
creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are
become new!” [2 Cor. v.17.]
I am going to destroy all my books by Michelet, etc. I wish
you would do the same.
Courage, lad; my compliments to all the friends, and believe
Your loving brother,
As soon as possible I will send the money for the frames.
When I write to Mr. Tersteeg, I will tell him that for the
moment I am rather short of cash; I asked our cashier to hold
back every month a part of my salary as I shall want a lot of
money around Christmas for my journey, etc., however I hope to
send it before long.
At this time, Vincent was 22 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 25 September 1875 in Paris. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 039.
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