Hosea Ballou

1771 - 1852

A Quote by Hosea Ballou on character, habits, and purity

A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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A Quote by Hosea Ballou on enemies, friendship, happiness, injustice, justice, suspicion, and virtue

Suspicion is far more apt to be wrong than right; oftener unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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A Quote by Hosea Ballou on charity, divinity, and zeal

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

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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A Quote by Hosea Ballou on brevity, correction, and parenthood

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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A Quote by Hosea Ballou on doubt, patience, truth, and incentive

Doubt is an incentive to truth, and patient inquiry leadeth the way.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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A Quote by Hosea Ballou on character, children, education, and motherhood

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends toward the formation of character.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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A Quote by Hosea Ballou on energy and mountains

Energy, like the biblical grain of the mustard-seed, will remove mountains.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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A Quote by Hosea Ballou on experience and theory

Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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A Quote by Hosea Ballou on courage, cowardice, falsehood, and truth

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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A Quote by Hosea Ballou on happiness

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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