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Their more lowly paths have been allotted to them by the hand of God. it is their part faithfully to discharge its duties, and contentedly to bear its inconveniences.

    Topics: Humility

I take courage - I determine to forget all my other fears, and I march forward with a firmer step in the full assurance that my cause will bear me out, and that I shall be able to justify upon the clearest principles, every resolution in my hand, the avowed end of which is, the total abolition of the slave trade.

    Topics: Justice

Never, never will we desist till we extinguish every trace of this bloody traffic, of which our posterity, looking back to the history of these enlightened times will scarce believe that it has been suffered to exist so long a disgrace and dishonor to this country.

    Topics: Justice, Perseverance

Men of authority and influence may promote good morals. Let them in their several stations encourage virtue. Let them favor and take part in any plans which may be formed for the advancement of morality.

    Topics: Morality, Authority, Men

If any country were indeed filled with men, each thus diligently discharging the duties of his own station without breaking in upon the rights of others, but on the contrary endeavoring, so far as he might be able, to forward their views and promote their happiness, all would be active and harmonious in the goodly frame of human society.

    Topics: Morality, Diligence

Our motto must continue to be perseverance. And ultimately I trust the Almighty will crown our efforts with success.

    Topics: Perseverance, Success

Lovely flowers are the smiles of God's goodness.

    Topics: Philosophy

Of all things, guard against neglecting God in the secret place of prayer.

    Topics: Prayer

There are four things that we ought to do with the Word of God - admit it as the Word of God, commit it to our hearts and minds, submit to it, and transmit it to the world.

    Topics: Scripture, Evangelism

Let everyone regulate his conduct by the golden rule of doing to others as in similar circumstances we would have them do to us, and the path of duty will be clear before him.

    Topics: Service, Circumstances

When blessed with wealth, let them withdraw from the competition of vanity and be modest, retiring from ostentation, and not be the slaves of fashion.

    Topics: Wealth, Modesty

O what a blessing is Sunday, interposed between the waves of worldly business like the divine path of the Israelites through the sea! There is nothing in which I would advise you to be more strictly conscientious than in keeping the Sabbath day holy. I can truly declare that to me the Sabbath has been invaluable.

    Topics: Worship

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