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Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better; unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil worse. Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear; unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf, unbelief starves the soul; faith finds food in famine, and a table in the wilderness. In the greatest danger, faith says, "I have a great God." When outward strength is broken, faith rests on the promises. In the midst of sorrow, faith draws the sting out of every trouble, and takes out the bitterness from every affliction.
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Supreme and abiding self-love is a very dwarfish affection, but a giant evil.
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He who sows, even with tears, the precious seed of faith, hope, and love, shall doubtless come again with joy, bringing his sheaves with him, because it is the very nature of that seed to yield a joyful harvest.
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Nothing can be proposed so wild or so absurd as not to find a party, and often a very large party to espouse it.
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If I have made an appointment with you, I owe you punctuality, I have no right to throw away your time, if I do my own.
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If a man has a quarrelsome temper, let him alone. The world will soon find him employment. He will soon meet with someone stronger than himself, who will repay him better than you can. A man may fight duels all his life, if he is disposed to quarrel.
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To love to preach is one thing to love those to whom we preach, quite another.
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The history of all the great characters of the Bible is summed up in this one sentence: They acquainted themselves with God, and acquiesced His will in all things.
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An accession of wealth is a dangerous predicament for a man. At first he is stunned if the accession be sudden, and is very humble and very grateful. Then he begins to speak a little louder, people think him more sensible, and soon he thinks himself so.
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Never was there a man of deep piety, who has not been brought into extremities - who has not been put into fire - who has not been taught to say, "Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him."
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An exquisite watch went irregularly, though no defect could be discovered in it. At last it was found that the balance wheel had been near a magnet; and here was all the mischief. If the soundest mind be magnetized by any predilection, it must act irregularly.
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Think of the ills from which you are exempt, and it will aid you to bear patiently those which now you may suffer.
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The joy of religion is an exorcist to the mind; it expels the demons of carnal mirth and madness.
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To have too much forethought is the part of a wretch; to have too little is the part of a fool.
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The union of Christians to Christ, their common head, and by means of the influence they derive from him, one to another, may be illustrated by the loadstone. It not only attracts the particles of iron to itself by the magnetic virtue, but by this virtue it unites them one to another.
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If there is any person to whom you feel dislike, that is the person of whom you ought never to speak.
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There is no such thing as a fixed policy, because policy like all organic entities is always in the making.
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We hear much of a decent pride, a becoming pride, a noble pride, a laudable pride. Can that be decent, of which we ought to be ashamed? Can that be becoming, of which God has set forth the deformity? Can that be noble which God resists and is determined to abase? Can that be laudable, which God calls abominable? Providence is a greater mystery than revelation. The state of the world is more humiliating to our reason than the doctrines of the Gospel. A reflecting Christian sees more to excite his astonishment, and to exercise his faith, in the state of things between Temple Bar and St. Paul's, than in what he reads from Genesis to Revelations.
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The nurse of infidelity is sensuality.
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Tenderness of conscience is always to be distinguished from scrupulousness. The conscience cannot be kept too sensitive and tender; but scrupulousness arises from bodily or mental infirmity, and discovers itself in a multitude of ridiculous, superstitious, and painful feelings.
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The way of every man is declarative of the end of every man.
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God denies a Christian nothing but with a design to give him something better.
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Wisdom prepares for the worst, but folly leaves the worst for the day when it comes.
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Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.
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Recollection is the life of religion. The Christian wants to know no new thing, but to have his heart elevated more above the world by secluding himself from it as much as his duties will allow, that religion may affect its great end by bringing its sublime hopes and prospects into more steady action on the mind.
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