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God is able to do more than man can understand.
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God walks with the humble; he reveals himself to the lowly; he gives understanding to the little ones; he discloses his meaning to pure minds, but hides his grace from the curious and the proud.
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Endeavor to be always patient of the faults and imperfections of others; for thou hast many faults and imperfections of thine own that require forbearance. If thou art not able to make thyself that which thou wishest, how canst thou expect to mold another in conformity to thy will?
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How seldom we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves.
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Carry the cross patiently, and with perfect submission; and in the end it shall carry you.
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For the multitude of worldly friends profiteth not, nor may strong helpers anything avail, nor wise counselors give profitable counsel, nor the cunning of doctors give consolation, nor riches deliver in time of need, nor a secret place to defend, if Thou, Lord, do not assist, help, comfort, counsel, inform, and defend.
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That learning which thou gettest by thy own observation and experience, is far beyond that which thou gettest by precept; as the knowledge of a traveler exceeds that which is got by reading.
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Who has a harder fight than he who is striving to overcome himself.
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What thou art, that thou art.
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Sweet shall be your rest if your heart does not reproach you.
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He is truly great that is little in himself, and that maketh no account of any height of honors.
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If thou art willing to suffer no adversity, how wilt thou be the friend of Christ?
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108
We should have much more peace if we would not busy ourselves with the sayings and doings of others.
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It is much safer to obey than to rule.
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No man ruleth safely but that he is willingly ruled.
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Thy peace shall be in much patience.
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What most of all hinders heavenly consolation is that you are too slow in turning yourself to prayer.
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God deceiveth thee not.
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Without the way, there is no going; without the truth, there is no knowing; without the life, there is no living.
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At the Day of Judgment we shall not be asked what we have read but what we have done; not how well we have spoken, but how holy we have lived.
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If you cast away one cross, you will certainly find another, and perhaps a heavier.
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Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.
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A humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than a deep search after learning.
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Out of sight, out of mind. The absent are always in the wrong.
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Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it.
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Habit is overcome by habit.
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He has great tranquility of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the fault-finding of men.
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In judging of others, a man laboreth in vain, often erreth and easily sinneth; but in judging and examining himself, he always laboreth fruitfully.
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Of two evils, the less is always to be chosen.
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What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?
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If you bear the cross unwillingly, you make it a burden, and load yourself more heavily; but you must bear it.
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Influence never dies; every act, emotion, look and word makes influence tell for good or evil, happiness or woe, through the long future of eternity.
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A wise and good man will turn examples of all sorts to his own advantage. The good he will make his patterns, and strive to equal or excel them. The bad he will by all means avoid.
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So fixed are our spirits in slothfulness and cold indifference that we seldom overcome so much as one evil habit.
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The only safe ruler is he who has learned to obey willingly.
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Our dependence upon God ought to be so entire and absolute that we should never think it necessary, in any kind of distress, to have recourse to human consolations.
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Love is swift, sincere, pious, pleasant, gentle, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, manly and never seeking her own; for whosoever a man seeketh his own, there he falleth from love.
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Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise not blame.
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A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he draws outward things to himself.
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He will easily be content and at peace, whose conscience is pure.
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Every man naturally desires knowledge; but what good is knowledge without fear of God? Indeed a humble rustic who serves God is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul to study the course of the stars.
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Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
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Man sees your actions, but God your motives.
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All is vanity but to love and serve Him.
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Few spirits are made better by the pain and languor of sickness; as few great pilgrims become eminent saints.
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Do not be influenced by the importance of the writer, and whether his learning be great or small, but let the love of pure truth draw you to read. Do not inquire, Who said this? but pay attention to what is said.
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At the least bear patiently, if thou canst not joyfully.
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If thou canst not make thyself such an one as thou wouldst, how canst thou expect to have another in all things to thy liking?
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The highest and most profitable learning is the knowledge of ourselves. To have a low opinion of our own merits, and to think highly of others, is an evidence of wisdom.
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A lover of Jesus and of the truth can lift himself above himself in spirit.
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