No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)
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Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven
Christ is risen! There is life, therefore, after death! His resurrection is the symbol and pledge of universal resurrection!
Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
Conceited men often seem a harmless kind of men, who, by an overweening self-respect, relieve others from the duty of respecting them at all.
Nothing marks the change from the city to the country so much as the absence of grinding noises. The country is never silent. But its sounds are separate, distinct, and as it were, articulate.
It takes a man to make a devil; and the fittest man for such a purpose is a snarling, waspish, red-hot, fiery creditor.
Never forget what a man has said to you when he was angry. If he has charged you with anything, you better look it up.
If a man meets with injustice, it is not required that he shall not be roused to meet it; but if he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, that is sinful. The flame is not wring, but the coals are.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Source: Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887
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