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Satan rocks the cradle when we sleep at our devotions.
- Joseph Hall
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Sorrows, because they are lingering guests, I will entertain but moderately, knowing that the more they are made of the longer they will continue: and for pleasures, because they stay not, and do but call to drink at my door, I will use them as passengers with slight respect. He is his own best friend that makes the least of both of them.
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The wicked is a very coward, and is afraid of everything; of God, because He is his enemy; of Satan, because he is his tormentor; of God's creatures, because they, joining with their Maker, fight against him; of himself, because he bears about with him his own accuser and executioner.
- Joseph Hall
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A good man is kinder to his enemy than bad men to their friends.
- Joseph Hall
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Not to be afflicted is a sign of weakness; for, therefore God imposeth no more on me, because he sees I can bear no more.
- Joseph Hall
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The heart of man is a short word, a small substance, scarce enough to give a kite a meal, yet great in capacity; yea, so indefinite in desire that the round globe of the world cannot fill the three corners of it. When it desires more and cries, "Give, give," I will set it over to the infinite good, where the more it hath, it may desire more, and see more to be desired.
- Joseph Hall
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Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
- Joseph Hall
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Next to hypocrisy in religion, there is nothing worse than hypocrisy in friendship.
- Joseph Hall
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The idle man is the devil's cushion, on which he taketh his free ease, who, as he is incapable of any good, so he is fitly disposed for all evil motions.
- Joseph Hall
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Infidelity and Faith look both through the same perspective-glass, but at contrary ends. Infidelity looks through the wrong end of the glass; and, therefore, sees those objects near which are afar off, and makes great things little, diminishing the greatest spiritual blessings, and removing far from us threatened evils. Faith looks at the right end, and brings the blessings that are far off close to our eye, and multiplies God's mercies, which, in the distance, lost their greatness.
- Joseph Hall
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A charitable untruth, an uncharitable truth, and an unwise management of truth or love, are all to be carefully avoided of him that would go with a right foot in the narrow way.
- Joseph Hall
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No devil is so dangerous as the religious devil.
- Joseph Hall
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What a world of wit is here packed together! I know not whether the sight doth more dismay or comfort me. It dismays me to think that here is so much I cannot know; it comforts me to think that this variety yields so good helps to know what I should. Blessed be the memory of those who have left their blood, their spirits, their lives, in these precious books, and have willingly wasted themselves into these during monuments, to give light unto others.
- Joseph Hall
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Fools measure actions, after they are done, by the event; wise men beforehand, by the rules of reason and right. The former look to the end, to judge of the act. Let me look to the act, and leave the end with God.
- Joseph Hall
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Heaven hath many tongues to talk of it, more eyes to behold it, but few hearts that rightly affect it.
- Joseph Hall
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