Hosea Ballou

1771 - 1852

A Quote by Hosea Ballou on originality

Pretension almost always overdoes the original, and hence exposes itself.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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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 argument, life, practice, and skepticism

Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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A Quote by Hosea Ballou on divinity, humility, privilege, and worship

The act of divine worship is the inestimable privilege of man, the only created being who bows in humility and adoration.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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