62 Joseph Hall Quotes

  • "An evil man is clay to God, and wax to the devil; a good man is God's wax, and Satan's clay."

    - Joseph Hall
    Topics: Good and Evil


  • "Virtues go ever in troops; so thick that sometimes some are hid in the crowd, which yet are virtues though they appear not."

    - Joseph Hall
    Topics: Virtue


  • "For every bad there might be a worse; and when one breaks his leg let him be thankful it was not his neck."

    - Joseph Hall
    Topics: Gratitude


  • "I have seldom seen much ostentation and much learning met together. The sun, rising and declining, makes long shadows; at mid day, when he is highest, none at all."

    - Joseph Hall
    Topics: Learning


  • "Those that dare lose a day, ate dangerously prodigal; those that dare misspend it, are desperate."

    - Joseph Hall
    Topics: Laziness


  • "If the sun of God's countenance shine upon me, I may well be content to be wet with the rain of affliction."

    - Joseph Hall
    Topics: Contentment, Affliction


  • "Rich people should consider that they are only trustees for what they possess, and should show their wealth to be more in doing good than merely in having it. They should not reserve their benevolence for purposes after they are dead, for those who give not of their property till they die show that they would not then if they could keep it any longer."

    - Joseph Hall
    Topics: Charity, Wealth


  • "Emulation, in the sense of a laudable amoition, is founded on humility, for it implies that we have a low opinion of our present, and think it necessary to advance and make improvement."

    - Joseph Hall
    Topics: Humility, Examples


  • "Every day is a little life, and our whole life is but a day repeated. Therefore live every day as if it would be the last. Those that dare lose a day, are dangerously prodigal; those that dare misspend it are desperate."

    - Joseph Hall
    Topics: Life


  • "There is no enemy can hurt us but by our own hands. Satan could not hurt us, if our own corruption betrayed us not. Afflictions cannot hurt us without our own impatience. Temptations cannot hurt us, without our own yieldance. Death could not hurt us, without the sting of our own sins. Sins could not hurt us, without our own impenitence."

    - Joseph Hall
    Topics: Sin, Impatience, Hurt


  • "Our body is a well-set clock, which keeps good time, but if it be too much or indiscreetly tampered with, the alarm runs out before the hour."

    - Joseph Hall
    Topics: Death


  • "Neutrality in things good or evil is both odious and prejudicial, but in matters of an indifferent nature, is safe and commendable."

    - Joseph Hall
    Topics: Good and Evil


  • "He that taketh his own cares upon himself loads himself in vain with an uneasy burden. I will cast all my cares on God; he hath bidden me; they cannot burden him."

    - Joseph Hall
    Topics: Faith


  • "Nothing doth so fool a man as extreme passion. This doth make them fools which otherwise are not, and show them to be fools which are so."

    - Joseph Hall
    Topics: Character, Foolishness, Passion


  • "Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet."

    - Joseph Hall
    Topics: Philosophy



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