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A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time.

    Topics: Politics

Praise not people to their faces, to the end that they may pay thee in the same coin. This is so thin a cobweb, that it may with little difficulty be seen through; 'tis rarely strong enough to catch flies of any considerable magnitude.

    Topics: Praise

It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.

    Topics: Praise

The best way to be rid of bad thoughts in my prayers is not to receive them out of my prayers.

    Topics: Prayer

Leave not off praying to God: for either praying will make thee leave off sinning; or continuing in sin will make thee desist from praying.

    Topics: Prayer, Sin

Many favors which God gives us ravel out for want of hemming through our unthankfulness; for though prayer purchases blessings, giving praise keeps the quiet possession of them.

    Topics: Prayer, Thankfulness

None can pray well but he that lives well.

    Topics: Prayer

Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.

    Topics: Prayer

Reasons are the pillars of the fabric of a sermon, but similitudes are the windows which give the best light. The faithful minister avoids such stories as may suggest bad thoughts to the auditors, and will not use a light comparison to make thereof a grave application, for fear lest his poison go further than his antidote.

    Topics: Preaching

It was said of one who preached very well, and lived very ill, "that when he was out of the pulpit it was pity he should ever go into it; and when he was in the pulpit, it was pity he should ever come out of it."

    Topics: Preaching

Conceit not so high an opinion of any one as to be bashful and impotent in their presence.

    Topics: Pride

He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.

    Topics: Pride

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