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I believe the promises of God enough to venture an eternity on them.
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A dogmatical spirit inclines a man to be censorious of his neighbors. Every one of his opinions appears to him written, as it were, with sunbeams, and he grows angry that his neighbors do not see it in the same light. He is tempted to disdain his correspondents as men of low and dark understandings because they do not believe what he does.
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Two sentiments alone suffice for man, were he to live the age of the rocks - love, and the contemplation of the Deity.
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How divinely full of glory and pleasure shall that hour be when all the millions of mankind that have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb of God shall meet together and stand around Him, with every tongue and every heart full of joy and praise! How astonishing will be the glory and the joy of that day when all the saints shall join together in one common song of gratitude and love, and of everlasting thankfulness to this Redeemer! With that unknown delight, and inexpressible satisfaction, shall all that are saved from the ruins of sin and hell address the Lamb that was slain, and rejoice in His presence!
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Vice and virtue chiefly imply the relation of our actions to men in this world; sin and holiness rather imply their relation to God and the other world.
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Talking over the things which you have read with your companions fixes them on the mind.
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When general observations are drawn from so many particulars as to become certain and indisputable, these are jewels of knowledge.
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Then let these useless streams be stayed; wear native courage in your face.
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Affect not little shifts and subterfuges to avoid the force of an argument.
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In common discourse we denominate persons and things according to the major part of their character; he is to be called a wise man who has but few follies.
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Some persons believe everything that their kindred, their parents, and their tutors believe. The veneration and the love which they have for their ancestors incline them to swallow down all their opinions at once, without examining what truth or falsehood there is in them. Men take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.
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Roses grow on thorns and honey wears a sting.
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I would not change my blest estate for all the world calls good or great.
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Fancy and humor, early and constantly indulged in, may expect an old age overrun with follies.
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The child taught to believe any occurrence a good or evil omen, or any day of the week lucky, hath a wide inroad made upon the soundness of his understanding.
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Logic helps us to strip off the outward disguise of things, and to behold and judge of them in their own nature.
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Acquire a government over your ideas, that they may come down when they are called, and depart when they are bidden.
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Though reading and conversation may furnish us with many ideas of men and things, yet it is our own meditation must form our judgment.
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The eyes of a man in the jaundice make yellow observations on everything; and the soul tinctured with any passion diffuses a false color over the appearance of things.
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Poesy and oratory omit things not essential, and insert little beautiful digressions, in order to place everything in the most effective light.
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Academical disputation gives vigor and briskness to the mind thus exercised, and relieves the languor of private study and meditation.
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For one drop calls another down, till we are drowned in seas of grief.
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When a false argument puts on the appearance of a true one, then it is properly called a sophism or fallacy.
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In Job and the Psalms we shall find more sublime ideas, more elevated language, than in any of the heathen versifiers of Greece or Rome.
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The passions are the gales of life; and it is religion only that can prevent them from rising into a tempest.
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