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Conscience is the voice of God in the soul.

    Topics: Conscience

Good conscience is sometimes sold for money, but never bought with it.

    Topics: Conscience, Money

A cheerful spirit is one of the most valuable gifts ever bestowed upon humanity by a kind Creator. It is the sweetest and most fragrant flower of the Spirit, that constantly sends out its beauty and fragrance, and blesses everything within its reach. It will sustain the soul in the darkest and most dreary places of this world. It will hold in check the demons of despair, and stifle the power of discouragement and hopelessness. It is the brightest star that ever cast its radiance over the darkened soul, and one that seldom sets in the gloom of morbid fancies and forboding imaginations.

    Topics: Contentment, Cheerfulness, Gifts

Death to the Christian is the funeral of all his sorrows and evils, and the resurrection, of all his joys.

    Topics: Death

I have seen many men and women of fashion die, and I never saw one of them die well. The trappings off, there they lay on the tumbled pillow, and there were just two things that bothered them, a wasted life and a coming eternity.

    Topics: Death

It unfortunately happens that no man believes that he is likely to die soon. So every one is much disposed to defer the consideration of what ought to be done on the supposition of such an emergency; and while nothing is so uncertain as human life, so nothing is so certain as our assurance that we shall survive most of our neighbors.

    Topics: Death, Health

Open your heart to sympathy, but close it against despondency. The flower which opens to receive the dew shuts against the rain.

    Topics: Encouragement, The Heart

Nothing is eternal but that which is done for God and others. That which is done for self dies.

    Topics: Eternity, Selfishness

Palaces and pyramids are reared by laying one brick, or block, at a time; and the kingdom of Christ is enlarged by individual conversions.

    Topics: Evangelism

The mission of the Church is to seek and to save them that are lost.

    Topics: Evangelism, Missions

A firm faith is the best theology; a good life is the best philosophy; a clear conscience the best law; honesty, the best policy, and temperance the best physic.

    Topics: Faith, Theology, Philosophy

As a weak limb grows stronger by exercise, so will your faith be strengthened by the very efforts you make in stretching it out toward things unseen.

    Topics: Faith

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