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The lives of ministers oftentimes convince more strongly than their words; their tongues may persuade, but their lives command.

    Topics: Preaching, Examples, The Tongue

Ambition is a gilded misery, a secret poison, a hidden plague, the engineer of deceit, the mother of hypocrisy, the parent of envy, the original of vices, the moth of holiness, the blinder of hearts, turning medicines into maladies, and remedies into diseases.

    Topics: Reasoning, Envy

Secret sins commonly lie nearest the heart.

    Topics: Rebellion, The Heart, Sin

Repentance is a grace, and must have its daily operation, as well as other graces. A true penitent must go on from faith to faith, from strength to strength; he must never stand still or turn back. True repentance is a continued spring, where the waters of godly sorrow are always flowing. 'My sin is ever before me'.

    Topics: Repentance

A man's most glorious actions will at last be found to be but glorious sins, if he hath made himself, and not the glory of God, the end of those actions.

    Topics: Selfishness

Deliver me, O Lord, from that evil man, myself.

    Topics: Selfishness

The best way to do ourselves good is to be doing good to others; the best way to gather is to scatter.

    Topics: Service

There is the seed of all sins - of the vilest and worst of sins - in the best of men.

    Topics: Sin

He who stands upon his own strength will never stand.

    Topics: Stubbornness, Strength

Suffering times are sealing times. The primitive Christians found them so, and the suffering saints in Mary's days found them so. When the furnace is seven times hotter than ordinary, the Spirit of the Lord comes and seals up a man's pardon in his bosom, his peace with God, and his title to heaven. Blessed Bradford looked upon his sufferings as an evidence to him that he was on the right way to heaven.

    Topics: Suffering

When you have overcome one temptation, you must be ready to enter the lists with another. As distrust, in some sense, is the mother of safety, so security is the gate of danger.

    Topics: Temptation, Overcoming

The only way to avoid cannon-shot is to fall down. No such way to be freed from temptation as to keep low.

    Topics: Temptation

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