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Though we cannot think alike may we not love alike?

    Topics: Love

As the furious hate which the devil bears us is termed the roaring of a lion, so our vehement love may be termed crying after God.

    Topics: Love

Love fasts when it can, and as much as it can. It leads to all the ordinances of God, and employs itself in all the outward works whereof it is capable. It flies, as it were, like Elijah over the plain, to find God upon his holy mountain.

    Topics: Love

I would not tell one lie to save the souls of all the world.

    Topics: Lying

Money never stays with me. It would burn me if it did. I throw it out of my hands as soon as possible, lest it should find its way into my heart.

    Topics: Money

He who governed the world before I was born shall take care of it likewise when I am dead. My part is to improve the present moment.

    Topics: Obedience

The words of St. Paul, 'No man can call Jesus Lord, but by the Holy Ghost,' show us the necessity of eyeing God in our good works, and even in our minutest thoughts; knowing that none are pleasing to him, but those which he forms in us and with us. From hence we learn that we cannot serve him, unless he use our tongue, hands, and heart, to do by himself and his Spirit whatever he would have us to do.

    Topics: Obedience

If we were not utterly impotent, our good works would be our own property; whereas now they belong wholly to God, because they proceed from him and his grace: While raising our works, and making them all divine, he honours himself in us through them.

    Topics: Obedience

There is no love of God without patience, and no patience without lowliness and sweetness of spirit.

    Topics: Patience, Meekness

If we suffer persecution and affliction in a right manner, we attain a larger measure of conformity to Christ, by a due improvement of one of these occasions, than we could have done merely by imitating his mercy, in abundance of good works.

    Topics: Persecution, Affliction

To continual watchfulness and prayer ought to be added continual employment. For grace flies a vacuum as well as nature; and the devil fills whatever God does not fill.

    Topics: Perseverance

A constant attention to the work which God entrusts us with is a mark of solid piety.

    Topics: Perseverance, Piety

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