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First, in your sermons, use your logic, and then your rhetoric; Rhetoric without logic, is like a tree with leaves and blossoms, but no root; yet more are taken with rhetoric than logic, because they are caught with fine expressions when they understand not reason.

    Author: John Selden

Men have the power of thinking that they may avoid sin.

    Author: John Chrysostom

Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts.

    Author: John Chrysostom

Words easy to be understood do often hit the mark; when high and learned ones do only pierce the air.

    Author: John Bunyan

When I was young I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before; at present, I am hardly sure of anything but what God has revealed to me.

    Author: John Wesley

Passion and prejudice govern the world; only under the name of reason.

    Author: John Wesley

Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.

    Author: John Calvin

A great memory does not make a mind, any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature.

    Author: John Henry Newman

Nothing is more common than for men to think that because they are familiar with words they understand the ideas they stand for.

    Author: John Henry Newman

I assert that nothing ever comes to pass without a cause.

    Author: Jonathan Edwards

Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.

    Author: Martin Luther

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.

    Author: Martin Luther

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