As God by creation made two of one, so again by marriage He made one of two.
Grace comes into the soul, as the morning sun into the world; first a dawning, then a light; and at last the sun in his full and excellent brightness.
A man may be so bold of his predestination, that he forget his conversation.
That which a man spits against heaven, shall fall back on his own face.
He who reforms himself, has done much toward reforming others; and one reason why the world is not reformed, is, because each would have others make a beginning, and never thinks of himself doing it.
He who is proud of his knowledge, has gout in the wrong end.
No man more truly loves God than he that is most fearful to offend Him.
He who demands mercy and shows none ruins the bridge over which he himself is to pass.
The ambitious climb high and perilous stairs, and never care how to come down; the desire of rising hath swallowed up their fear of a fall.
Will you trust your five senses above the four Gospels?
Let us not make the poor our friends by our alms, not our enemies by our scorns. We had better have the ears of God full of their prayers, than heaps of money in our own coffers with their curses.
Satan like a fisher, baits his hook according to the appetite of the fish.
Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle.
Our mind is where our pleasure is, our heart is where our treasure is, our love is where our life is, but all these, our pleasure, treasure, and life, are reposed in Jesus Christ.
There is no coming to heaven with dry eyes.
Prevention is so much better than healing because it saves the labor of being sick.
Death is as near to the young as to the old; here is all the difference: death stands behind the young man's back, before the old man's face.
The Bible is to us what the star was to the wise men; but if we spend all our time in gazing upon it, observing its motions, and admiring its splendor, without being led to Christ by it, the use of it will be lost on us.
A drunkard is the annoyance of modesty, the trouble of civility, the spoil of wealth, the distraction of reason. He is the brewer's agent, the tavern and alehouse benefactor, the beggar's companion, the constable's trouble, his wife's woe, his children's sorrow, his neighbours scoff, his own shame.
Woman takes her being from man, man takes his well being from woman.
The covetous man is like a camel with a great hunch on his back; heaven's gate must be made Higher and broader, or he will hardly get in.
If thou wilt fly from God, the devil will lend thee both spurs and a horse.
Sins are so remitted, as if they had never been committed.
We know there is a sun in heaven, yet we cannot see what matter it is made of, but perceive it only by the beams, light and heat. Election is a sun, the eyes of eagles cannot see it, yet we may find it in the heat of vocation, in the light of illumination, in the beams of good works.
Alas! that the farthest and of all our thoughts should be the thought of our ends.
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