Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus.
The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words.
Speech was given to the ordinary sort of men, whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it.
The covetous person lives as if the world were made altogether for him, and not he for the world.
The grateful person, being still the most severe exacter of himself, not only confesses, but proclaims, his debts.
Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature.
Abstinence is the great strengthener and clearer of reason.
The mind begins to boggle at unnatural substances as things paradoxical and incomprehensible.
An Aristotle was but the rubbish of an Adam, and Athens but the rudiments of Paradise.
Folly enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities.
God afflicts with the mind of a father, and kills for no other purpose but that he may raise again.
Similes prove nothing, but yet greatly lighten and relieve the tedium of argument.
Flints may be melted - we see it daily - but an ungrateful heart cannot be; not by the strongest and noblest flame.
A man's life is an appendix to his heart.
No man's religion ever survives his morals.
For he that is a good man, is three quarters of his way towards the being a good Christian, wheresoever he lives, or whatsoever he is called.
God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress.
He who has no mind to trade with the Devil should be so wise as to keep from his shop.
It is the work of fancy to enlarge, but of judgment to shorten and contract; and therefore this must be as far above the other as judgment is a greater and nobler faculty than fancy or imagination.
There is not the least flower but seems to hold up its head, and to look pleasantly, in the secret sense of the goodness of its Heavenly Maker.
Most of the appearance of mirth in the world is not mirth, it is art. The wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise.
In all worldly things that a man pursues with the greatest eagerness he finds not half the pleasure in the possession that he proposed to himself in the expectation.
He that tears away a man's good name tears his flesh from his bones, and, by letting him live, gives him only a cruel opportunity of feeling his misery, of burying his better part, and surviving himself.
Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.
Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation as the tempter is in pressing it, and he needs not proceed by a surer measure.
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