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" He that ruleth his spirit, is better than he that taketh a city, "
Sermons Translated from the Original French of the Late Rev. James Saurin ... - Page 273
by Jacques Saurin, Robert Robinson - 1805
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Sermons for Children: Designed to Promote Their Immediate Piety

Samuel Nott - Children's sermons - 1828
...your heart with all diligence. Be watchful to discover, and courageous to check every evil passion. " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." Let your heart be pure— -let love and kindtiess and the fear of God be there, and the tongue will...
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Letters to a Young Student: In the First Stage of a Liberal Education

Asa Dodge Smith - Christian life - 1832 - 174 pages
...accomplish much in the world. Strive to gain a perfect mastery over yourself. Well has the Scripture said, " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." After all that has been said about greatness of moral character, it consists more in this simple trait...
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The Dublin University Magazine, Volume 1

1833
...rising throb of your heart that beats with an unholy poiseRemember what the wisest of men hath said, " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." I now must return to the task I hare begun, and complete the melancholy narrative that tradition has...
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Literary and Theological Review, Volume 1

Leonard Woods, Charles D. Pigeon - American essays - 1834
...allowable, it is a bounden duty, to " contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints." But " he that ruleth his spirit, is better than he that taketh a city." Even those bitter enemies of the church, who " bring in damnable heresies," are greatly to be pitied,...
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The Pilot, or Sailors' magazine. [Continued as] The Chart and compass, Volume 1

British and foreign sailors' society - 1879
...off. I. Have an earnest desire and resolution. Anecdote of a reformed sailor. 2. Look above for help. He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city. The men were told that though profanity was forbidden on board, not wishing to be too severe, one exception...
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The Young Wife, Or, Duties of Woman in the Marriage Relation

William Andrus Alcott - Conduct of life - 1837 - 376 pages
...rule over his own spirit, is like a city that is broken down, and without walls ; " and again — " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." Socrates and Seneca, though without the light of christianity, or even of Judaism, appear not only...
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The Inquirer, Volume 1

1838
...shed one drop of their persecutors' blood — what should they say of them but what God had said, " He that ruleth his spirit, is better than he that taketh a city. ' Let the report go forth. It contained facts full of promise and full of prophecy ; facts which told...
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The Mother's Magazine, Volume 6

Child rearing - 1838
...by these rules, than to be a king and rule a nation !" The Bible praises this kind of government. " He that ruleth his spirit, is better than he that taketh a city." It is better to conquer one's self than to conquer a city. But how miserable, how much to be pitied,...
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The Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1838
...the reverse. This victory over himself was far more glorious than his subsequent conquest of France. "He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city," Prov. xvi. 32. Yet ambition may have been the ruling passion which induced Henry to contend with these...
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The baptist Magazine

1838
...one drop of their persecutors' blood — what should they say of them but what God had said, " 1 le that ruleth his spirit, is better than he that taketh a city. ' Let the report go forth. It contained facts full of promise and full of prophecy ; facts which told...
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