Aids to reflection (Google eBook)

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C. Goodrich, 1840 - Aphorisms and apothegms - 357 pages
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Page 105 - He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Page 76 - LORD, with what care hast Thou begirt us round, Parents first season us : then schoolmasters Deliver us to laws ; they send us bound To rules of reason, holy messengers, Pulpits and Sundays, sorrow dogging sin, Afflictions sorted, anguish of all sizes, Fine nets and stratagems to catch us in, Bibles laid open, millions of surprises, Blessings beforehand, ties of gratefulness, The sound of glory ringing in our ears ; Without, our shame ; within, our consciences ; Angels and grace, eternal hopes and...
Page 348 - Evidences of Christianity ! I am weary of the Word. Make a man feel the want of it ; rouse him, if you can, to the self-knowledge of his need of it; and you may safely trust it to its own Evidence...
Page 71 - An hour of solitude passed in sincere and earnest prayer, or the conflict with, and conquest over a single passion or ' subtle bosom sin,' will teach us more of thought, will more effectually awaken the faculty, and form the habit, of reflection, than a year's study in the Schools without them.
Page 135 - It is not impossible that there may be in some an affected pride in the meanness of apparel, and in others, under either neat or rich attire, a very humble unaffected mind: using it upon some of the afore-mentioned engagements, or such like, and yet the heart not at all upon it. Magnus...
Page 352 - Marvel not at this : for the hour is coming in the which all that are in the grave shall hear his voice, and shall come forth : they that have done good unto the resurrection of life ; and they that have done evil unto the resurrection of damnation.
Page 151 - For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God : and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? and if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
Page 71 - like ours, where so many words are derived from other languages, there are few modes of instruction more useful or more amusing than that of accustoming young people to seek for the etymology or primary meaning of the words they use. There are cases in which more knowledge of more value may be conveyed by the history of a word than by the history of a campaign.
Page 67 - Truths of all others the most awful and mysterious, yet being at the same time of universal interest, are too often considered as so true, that they lose all the life and efficiency of truth, and lie bed-ridden in the dormitory of the soul, side by side with the most despised and exploded errors.
Page 139 - I say, doth the muscular life in the insect, and the musculo-arterial in the bird, imitate and typically rehearse the adaptive understanding, yea, and the moral affections and charities, of man. Let us carry ourselves back, in spirit, to the mysterious week, the teeming work-days of the creator: as they rose in vision before the eye of the inspired historian of the generations of the heaven and the earth, in the days that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.

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