Life Thoughts: Gathered from the Extemporaneous Discourses of Henry Ward Beecher

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Sheldon, 1860 - Congregational churches - 299 pages
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Page 171 - For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
Page 83 - Truly God is good to Israel, Even to such as are of a clean heart. But as for me, my feet were almost gone ; My steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Page 77 - O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! Then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea...
Page 83 - Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency. For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
Page 46 - And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.
Page 83 - Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
Page 299 - I understood as a child, I thought as a child : but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
Page 80 - IT is not work that kills men ; it is worry. Work is healthy ; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution that destroys the machinery, but the friction. Fear secretes acids ; but love and trust are sweet juices.
Page 76 - April airs upon violet roots. Gifts from the hand are silver and gold, but the heart gives that which neither silver nor gold can buy. To be full of goodness, full of cheerfulness, full of sympathy, full of helpful hope, causes a man to carry blessings of which he is himself as unconscious as a lamp is of its own shining.
Page 83 - Whom have I in heaven but thee ? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee. My flesh and my heart faileth : But God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

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