Self-knowledge:: A Treatise, Shewing the Nature and Benefit of the Important Science, and the Way to Attain It. : Intermixed with Various Reflections and Observations on Human Nature

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S. Crowder, 1794 - Conduct of life - 240 pages

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Page 26 - But now, O Lord, thou art our father ; We are the clay, and thou our potter; And we all are the work of thy hand.
Page 143 - Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
Page 196 - In the first place, let them consider well what are the characters which they bear among their enemies. Our friends very often flatter us as much as our own hearts.
Page 83 - And, of all impostures, selfdeception is the most dangerous, because least suspected. Now, unless we examine this point narrowly, we shall never come to the bottom of it ; and unless we come at the true spring and real motive of our actions, we shall never be able to form a right judgment of them ; and they may appear very different in our own eye, and in the eye of the world, from what they do in the eye of God. ' For the Lord seeth not as man seeth ; for man looketh on the outward appearance ;...
Page 68 - Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath ; for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink : for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Page 68 - The discretion of a man deferreth his anger ; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
Page 44 - A wise man hath his foibles, as well as a fool. But the difference between them is, that the foibles of the one are known to himself, and concealed from the world ; the foibles of the other are known to the world, and concealed from himself.
Page 97 - The right government of the thoughts requires no small art, vigilance, and resolution ; but it is a matter of such vast importance to the peace and improvement of the mind, that it is worth while to be at some pains about it. A man that hath...
Page 121 - To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
Page 102 - ... all malignant and revengeful thoughts. A spirit of revenge is the very spirit of the devil ; than which nothing makes a man more like him, and nothing can be more opposite to the temper which Christianity was designed to promote. If your revenge be not satisfied, it will give you torment now ; if it be, it will give you greater hereafter. None is a greater self-tormentor than a malicious and revengeful man, who turns the poison of his own temper in upon himself.

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