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       Hosea Ballou
       1771-1852
      
       Hosea Ballou was an American Universalist clergyman and theological writer. osea Ballou was born in Richmond, New Hampshire, to a family of Huguenot origin. The son of Maturin Ballou, a Baptist minister, he was self-educated, and devoted himself early on to the ministry. In 1789 he converted to Universalism, and in 1794 became a pastor of a congregation in Dana, Massachusetts.
      
       He founded and edited The Universalist Magazine (1819 -- later called The Trumpet), and The Universalist Expositor (1831 -- later The Universalist Quarterly Review), and wrote about 10,000 sermons as well as many hymns, essays and polemic theological works. He is best known for Notes on the Parables (1804), A Treatise on Atonement (1805) and Examination of the Doctrine of a Future Retribution (1834). These works mark him as the principal American expositor of Universalism.


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No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work.

    Topics: Achievement, Business, Work

They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.

    Topics: Anger

Everything in the world exists to end up in a book.

    Topics: Books

Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.

    Topics: Character

There is no such things as "best" in the world of individuals.

    Topics: Character

Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.

    Topics: Charity, Zeal

If gratitude is due from children to their earthly parent, how much more is the gratitude of the great family of men due to our father in heaven.

    Topics: Children, Gratitude, Parents

Honest and courageous people have very little to say about either their courage or their honesty.

    Topics: Courage, Honesty

Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.

    Topics: Good and Evil

The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper, and render them more important.

    Topics: Government

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.

    Topics: Happiness

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.

    Topics: Happiness, Joy

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