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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Clergyman
Nation: British
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I believe that nothing happens apart from divine determination and decree. We shall never be able to escape from the doctrine of divine predestination - the doctrine that God has foreordained certain people unto eternal life.

Tags: Able, God, Life

Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.

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You cannot make a sinner into a saint by killing him. He who does not live as a saint here will never live as a saint hereafter.

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If I were a Roman Catholic, I should turn a heretic, in sheer desperation, because I would rather go to heaven than go to purgatory.

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Must is a hard nut to crack, but it has a sweet kernel.

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We are all at times unconscious prophets.

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It's not the having, it's the getting.

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The goose that lays the golden eggs likes to lay where there are eggs already.

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It is not well to make great changes in old age.

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I do not think I should care to go on worshipping a Madonna even if she did wink. One cannot make much out of a wink. We want something more than that from the object of our adoration.

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It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.

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A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

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Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.

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A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.

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Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

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The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.

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Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.

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Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.

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By perseverance the snail reached the ark.

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Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God's grace.

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Free will carried many a soul to hell, but never a soul to heaven.

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Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.

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I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.

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A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.

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The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.

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No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers.

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We have come to a turning point in the road. If we turn to the right mayhap our children and our children's children will go that way; but if we turn to the left, generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word.

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A sinner can no more repent and believe without the Holy Spirit's aid than he can create a world.

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If any of you should ask me for an epitome of the Christian religion, I should say that it is in one word - prayer. Live and die without prayer, and you will pray long enough when you get to hell.

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None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.

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Of two evils, choose neither.

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Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self.

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Giving is true having.

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No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains the appearance of wealth.

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You might not always get what you want, but you always get what you expect.

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