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An over-readiness to criticise or to depreciate a minister of Christ is proof of a lack of devotion to Christ.
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An over-readiness to criticise or to depreciate a minister of Christ is proof of a lack of devotion to Christ.

— Henry Clay Trumbull

There is a great deal too much in the world, of the "heavenly-mindedness" which expends itself in the contemplation of the joys of paradise, which performs no duty which it can shirk, and whose constant prayer is to be lifted in some overwhelming flood of Divine grace, and be carried, amidst the admiration of men and the jubilance of angels, to the very throne of God.

— Henry Clay Trumbull

There are ever two ways of striving to fill one's place in the world: one is by seeking to prove one's self useful; the other, by striving to render one's self useless. The first way is the commoner and the more attractive; the second is the rarer and more noble.

— Henry Clay Trumbull

Friendship by its very nature consists in loving, rather than in being loved.

— Henry Clay Trumbull

A love of reading is an acquired taste, not an instinctive preference. The habit of reading is formed in childhood; and a child's taste in reading is formed in the right direction or in the wrong one while he is under the influence of his parents; and they are directly responsible for the shaping and cultivating of that taste.

— Henry Clay Trumbull

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