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The counsel of Jesus to "resist not evil" does not apply to other men's acts but to our own thoughts. We are to turn aside from a negative thought-habit by the simple method of substituting the opposite and positive one. We need not spend our strength resisting the thought of misery, for example. We are to substitute hope for misery, whenever the latter appears.

-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 4: In Thoughts, Feelings, Violent Passions > # 84

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