We never better enjoy ourselves than when we most enjoy God.
The Devil often finds work for them who find none for themselves.
None more deceive themselves than they who think their religion is true and genuine, thought it refines not their spirits and reforms not their lives.
A wise man will not communicate his differing thoughts to unprepared minds, or in a disorderly manner.
Only madmen and fools are pleased with themselves; no wise man is good enough for his own satisfaction.
The judge is nothing but the law speaking.
The government of man should be the monarchy of reason: it is too often the democracy of passions or the anarchy of humors.
Ah! when in the immortal ranks enlisted, I sometimes wonder if we shall not find That not by deeds, but by what we've resisted, Our places are assigned.
All is not done when we have spoken to God by prayer; our petitions are to be pursued with real endeavours.
Among politicians the esteem of religion is profitable; the principles of it are troublesome.
Did Christians live according to their Religion, they would do nothing but what Truth, Righteousness, and Goodness do, according to their understanding and ability: and then one man would be a God unto another.
Let us all so live as we shall wish we had lived when we come to die; for that only is well, that ends well.
Religion is ... being as much like God as man can be.
There is no better way to learn than to teach.
None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.
Those who live not by law would be justified by Custom: but, as common practice is the worst teacher that ever was, so the truth and goodness of things is not to be estimated by the entertainment and acceptance they find in the world.
Believe things, rather than man.
A guilty mind can be eased by nothing but repentance; by which what was ill done is revoked and morally voided and undone.
Fear is the denomination of the Old Testament; belief is the denomination of the New.
No men stand more in fear of God than those who most deny Him.
None are known to be good, till they have opportunity to be bad.
There is nothing more unnatural to religion than contentions about it.
Entrance into Heaven is not at the hour of death, but at the moment of conversion.
When we do any good to others, we do as much, or more, good to ourselves.
Some things must be good in themselves, else there could be no measure whereby to lay out good and evil.
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