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An exquisite watch went irregularly, though no defect could be discovered in it. At last it was found that the balance wheel had been near a magnet; and here was all the mischief. If the soundest mind be magnetized by any predilection, it must act irregularly.

    Author: Richard Cecil

Method is the very hinge of business; and there is no method without punctuality.

    Author: Richard Cecil

The Church always fails at the point of self-confidence.

    Author: Samuel Chadwick

A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerated the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable.

    Author: Billy Graham

Cheerfulness is the friend and helper of all good graces, and the absence of it is certainly a vice.

    Author: James H. Aughey

Cheerfulness sharpens the edge and removes the rust from the mind. A joyous heart supplies oil to our inward machinery, and makes the whole of our powers work with ease and efficiency; hence it is of the utmost importance that we maintain a contented, cheerful, genial disposition.

    Author: James H. Aughey

Occasions of adversity best discover how great virtue or strength each one hath. For occasions do not make a man frail, but they show what he is.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis

Occasions do not make a man either strong or weak, but they show what he is.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis

Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle.

    Author: Thomas Adams

If you would test the character of anything, you only need to enquire whether that thing leads you to God or away from God.

    Author: Watchman Nee

Before a saint arrives at the stage of spirituality he is sure to be dwelling in a mixed condition. Not content with a quietude in his spirit, he will seek a joyous feeling.

    Author: Watchman Nee

All the energies generated in the soul including talent, gift, knowledge and wisdom, cannot enable believers to bear spiritual fruit.

    Author: Watchman Nee

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