Hosea Ballou Quotes

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Hosea Ballou Quotes

A mothers love, in a degree, sanctifies the most worthless offspring.
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Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.

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Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.

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Error is always more busy than truth.

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The experience of others adds to our knowledge, but not to our wisdom; that is dearer bought.

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Obedience, as it regards the social relations, the rules of society, and the laws of nature and nature's God, should commence at the cradle and end only at the tomb.

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Self-respect is the best of all.

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Faith, in order to be genuine and of any real value, must be the offspring of that divine love which Jesus manifested when He prayed for His enemies on the cross.

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There is no immunity from the consequences of sin; punishment is swift and sure to one and all.

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It is vain to trust in wrong; it is like erecting a building upon a frail foundation, and which will directly be sure to topple over.

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A careless and blasphemous use of the name of the Divine Being is not only sinful, but it is also prima facie evidence of vulgar associations.

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A true religious instinct never deprived man of one single joy; mournful faces and a sombre aspect are the conventional affectations of the weak-minded.

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Duty itself is supreme delight when love is the inducement and labor. By such a principle the ignorant are enlightened, the hard-hearted softened, the disobedient reformed, and the faithful encouraged.

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Prosperity seems to be scarcely safe, unless it be mixed with a little adversity.

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It is better to be the builder of our own name than to be indebted by descent for the proudest gifts known to the books of heraldry.

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