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That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.

    Topics: Friendship

The voice of humility is God's music, and the silence of humility is God's rhetoric.

    Topics: Humility, Music

Humility enforces where neither virtue nor strength can prevail, nor reason.

    Topics: Humility

If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself.

    Topics: Humility, The Heart

Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.

    Topics: Hypocrisy

Let the greatest part of the news thou nearest be the least part of what thou believest; lest the greatest part of what thou believest be the least part of what is true. Where lies are easily admitted, the father of lies will not easily be kept out.

    Topics: Lying

The way to subject all things to thyself is to subject thyself to reason. Thou shalt govern many if reason govern thee. Wouldst thou be the monarch of a little world? command thyself.

    Topics: Reasoning

Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue.

    Topics: Repentance, The Tongue

If thou wouldst be justified, acknowledge thine injustice. He that confesses his sin, begins his journey toward salvation. He that is sorry for it, mends his pace. He that forsakes it, is at his journey's end.

    Topics: Salvation, Repentance, Justification

He repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses.

    Topics: Selfishness, Greed

That action is not warrantable which either fears to ask the divine blessing on its performance, or having succeeded, does not come with thanksgiving to God for its success.

    Topics: Thankfulness, Success

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