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Christian beneficence takes a large sweep; that circumference cannot be small of which God is the centre.

    Topics: Christianity

There is one single fact which we may oppose to all the wit and argument of infidelity, namely, that no man ever repented of being a Christian on his death-bed.

    Topics: Christians, Death

When you are disposed to be vain of your mental acquirements, look up to those who are more accomplished than yourself, that you may be fired with emulation; but when you feel dissatisfied with your circumstances, look down on those beneath you, that you may learn contentment.

    Topics: Contentment, Circumstances, Discontentment

Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it and that a very severe one.

    Topics: Drunkenness, Humorous

The education of the present race of females is not very favorable to domestic happiness. For my own part, I call education, not that which smothers a woman with accomplishments, but that which tends to consolidate a firm and regular system of character. That which tends to form a friend, a companion, and a wife.

    Topics: Education

It is not so important to know everything as to know the exact value of everything, to appreciate what we learn, and to arrange what we know.

    Topics: Education

If faith produces no works, I see that faith is not a living tree. Thus faith and works together grow, No separate life they never can know. They're soul and body, hand and heart, What God hath joined, let no man part.

    Topics: Faith, Service

In grief we know the worst of what we feel, But who can tell the end of what we fear?

    Topics: Fear, Grief

Imagination frames events unknown, In wild, fantastic shapes of hideous ruin, And what it fears, creates.

    Topics: Fear

Luxury! more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains.

    Topics: Finances, Youth

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

    Topics: Forgiveness, The Heart

A Christian will find it cheaper to pardon than to resent. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

    Topics: Forgiveness

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