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A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery; but depth in that study brings him about again to our religion.

    Topics: Religion

You cannot repent too soon, because you do not know how soon it may be too late.

    Topics: Repentance

Heat of passion makes our souls to chap, and the devil creeps in at the crannies.

    Topics: Satan, Passion

The devil gets up to the belfry by the vicar's skirts.

    Topics: Satan, Hypocrisy

The Devil himself is good when he is pleased.

    Topics: Satan

The devil lies brooding in the miser's chest.

    Topics: Satan, Finances

With devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself.

    Topics: Satan, Piety

There is mention of a sword turning every way: parallel whereto is the Word of God in a wounded conscience. Man's heart is full of windings, turnings, and doublings, to shift and shun the stroke thereof, if possible: but this sword meets them wheresoever they move; it fetches and finds them out; it haunts and hunts them, forbidding them, during their agony, any entrance into the paradise of one comfortable thought.

    Topics: Scripture

An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.

    Topics: Service, Cheerfulness

The greatest man living may stand in need of the meanest, as much as the meanest does of him.

    Topics: Service

Policy consists in serving God in such a manner as not to offend the devil.

    Topics: Service

A small demerit extinguishes a long service.

    Topics: Service, Discretion

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