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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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The Works of the Reverend and Pious Andrew Gray ...

Andrew Gray - Theology - 1839 - 499 pages
...a Christian to keep his heart ; would ye win to that commendation that Solomon hath, Prov, xvi. 32. He that ruleth his spirit, is better than he that taketh a city ? O then, keep your hearts : as if he had said, " It is better to conquer that modicum, and little...
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The Inquirer Directed to an Experimental and Practical View of the Work of ...

Octavius Winslow - Holy Spirit - 1840 - 282 pages
...compared with his, who, in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, overcomes a single corruption. If , " he that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city," then, he who masters one corruption of his nature, has more real glory than the greatest earthly conqueror...
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The Cottage magazine; or, Plain Christian's library, Volume 32

1745
...triumph over your enemies, and may claim preeminence in the list of generals; for, as Solomon says, ' he that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city.' It requires a greater effort, more of the grace of God, to obtain victory over self, one's own lusts...
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The Freemason's Monthly Magazine, Volume 1

Freemasonry - 1842
...to duty, as truly worthy of a crown as the fortunate warrior? Our ancient Grand Master Solomon said, "He that ruleth his spirit, is better than he that taketh a city." Freemasonry has never lost sight of this principle. There are conquerors in her ranks more truly worthy...
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The mother's help towards instructing her children in the excellencies of ...

John James - 1842
...— the glory of revenge, and the sweetness of successful retaliation — tell them from God, that "he that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city ' ;" and " he that is slow to anger is better than he that is mighty." If victory be always glorious,...
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The New Englander

Criticism - 1860
...powerless in the conflict with his own fierce selfishness. How true it is, and always has been, that "he that ruleth his spirit" is better than " he that taketh a city." But it was not until all the brotherhood of the round table was dispersed upon the quest of the Sane...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 18

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - United States - 1860
...powerless in thc. conflict with his own. fierce selfishness. How true it is, and always has been, that "he that ruleth his spirit" is better than " he that taketh a city." But it was not until all the brotherhood of the round tablewas dispersed upon the quest of the Sane...
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The Church

1862
...remembered, " For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you," and, " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city," she only kissed little Willie, and said she was sure he knew no better. Jenny was a tidy little girl,...
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The Church

1860
...adoration of Deity identified him with a } conquest nobler far than any Alexander [ ever achieved : for " he that ruleth his | spirit is better than he that taketh a eity." One of the most distinguished prophets and one of the most renowned judges in Israel was he...
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The Young Man: Hints Addressed to the Young Men of the United States

John Todd - Christian life - 1845 - 355 pages
...will ruin the whole man by degrading him below the brute. Self-government is a great acquisition. " He that ruleth his spirit, is better than he that taketh a city." " It is a shame," says an ancient heathen moralist, (Seneca) " for a man to place his felicity in those...
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