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A soul may be in as thriving a state when thirsting, seeking and mourning after the Lord as when actually rejoicing in Him; as much in earnest when fighting in the valley as when singing upon the mount.

    Topics: Joy

I think, both in justice and compassion, should unite in despising the man who dares to use a deserving woman ill, because he has not a heart to value her.

    Topics: Justice

Believers who have most knowledge, are not therefore necessarily the most spiritual.

    Topics: Knowledge

When I was young, I was sure of many things; now there are only two things of which I am sure: one is, that I am a miserable sinner; and the other, that Christ is an all-sufficient Saviour. He is well-taught who learns these two lessons.

    Topics: Life, Salvation, Youth

So dress and conduct yourself so that people who have been in your company will not recall what you had on.

    Topics: Life

I see in this world two heaps--one of happiness, and the other of misery. Now, if I can take but the smallest bit from the second, and add it to the first, I carry a point. I should be glad indeed to do great things; but I will not neglect such little ones as this.

    Topics: Life

I am persuaded that love and humility are the highest attainments in the school of Christ and the brightest evidences that He is indeed our Master.

    Topics: Love, Humility

Of all people who engage in controversy, we, who are called Calvinists, are most expressly bound by our own principles to the exercise of gentleness and moderation.

    Topics: Modesty

We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday's burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.

    Topics: Perseverance

Prayer is the great engine to overthrow and rout my spiritual enemies, the great means to procure the graces of which I stand in hourly need.

    Topics: Prayer, Grace, Enemies

Beyond our utmost wants, His love and power can bless; To praying souls he always grants, More than they can express.

    Topics: Prayer

The spirit of prayer is the fruit and token of the Spirit of adoption.

    Topics: Prayer

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