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This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.

    Topics: Character

Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.

    Topics: Charity, Stewardship

Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.

    Topics: Charity

Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point.

    Topics: Children, Creation

The so-called innocence of children is more a matter of weakness of limb, than purity of heart.

    Topics: Children

Christ is not valued at all unless He is valued above all.

    Topics: Christ

The Jews looked upon a serpent to be freed from serpents; and we look upon the death of Christ to be delivered from death.

    Topics: Christ, Death, Salvation

It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr.

    Topics: Christianity

Every saint is God's temple, and he who carries His temple about him, may go to prayer when he pleaseth.

    Topics: Christians

He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy, He the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute."

    Topics: Christmas, Christ

God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you.

    Topics: Contentment, God, Rest

Disturbers are to be rebuked, the low spirited to be encouraged, the infirm to be supported, objectors confuted, the treacherous guarded against, the unskilled taught, the lazy aroused, the contentious restrained, the haughty repressed, the poor relieved, the oppressed liberated, the good approved, the evil borne with, and all are to be loved!

    Topics: Conviction

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