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Faith is a certain image of eternity. All things are present to it - things past, and things to come; it converses with angels, and antedates the hymns of glory. Every man that hath this grace is as certain there are glories for him, if he perseveres in duty, as if he had heard and sung the thanksgiving song for the blessed sentence of doomsday.

    Topics: Faith, Thankfulness

He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.

    Topics: Family, Home

He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold, how much inferior is he to a gold mine.

    Topics: Finances, Foolishness

Pity, forbearance, long-sufferance, fair interpretation, excusing our brother, and taking in the best sense, and passing the gentlest sentence, are certainly our duty; and he that does not so is an unjust person.

    Topics: Forgiveness, Gentleness

No man can be provident of his time who is not prudent in the choice of his company.

    Topics: Friendship, Choices

He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts together.

    Topics: Friendship, Zeal

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.

    Topics: Friendship

Friendship is the allay of our sorrows, the ease of our passions, the discharge of our oppression, the sanctuary of our calamities, the counselor of our doubts, the clarity of our minds, the emission of our thoughts, the exercise and improvement of what we dedicate.

    Topics: Friendship, Doubt

By friendship you mean the greatest love, the greatest usefulness, the most open communication, the noblest sufferings, the severest truth, the heartiest counsel, and the greatest union of minds of which brave men and women are capable.

    Topics: Friendship, Women

Never be a judge between thy friends in any matter where both set their hearts upon the victory. If strangers or enemies be litigants, whatever side thou favorest, thou gettest a friend; but when friends are the parties thou losest one.

    Topics: Friendship, Enemies, Judging

Man and wife are equally concerned to avoid all offense of each other in the beginning of their conversation. A little thing can blast an infant blossom.

    Topics: Friendship, Romance

Observe thyself as thy greatest enemy would do, so shalt thou be thy greatest friend.

    Topics: Friendship, Enemies

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