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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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Germany, England, and Scotland: Or, Recollections of a Swiss Minister

Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné - Church history - 1848 - 506 pages
...and glory be to Christ for ever ! " He gave the signal and died. He was indeed a valiant captain. " He that ruleth his spirit is better than " he that taketh a city." Other martyrs now followed to the scaffold these three men, — the most illustrious of nobles, the...
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The Christian emigrant

John Leifchild - Christian life - 1849 - 260 pages
...softens it with as much of kindness and liberality as the circumstances of the case rendered proper. " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." The same disposition is manifested by him in resigning to Lot, his nephew, at his request, the best...
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A Scriptural View of Woman's Rights and Duties: In All the Important ...

Elizabeth Wilson - Women in the Bible - 1849 - 376 pages
...thine own right hand can save thee." Man has enough to do to rule himself, and more than enough, and " he that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." Both man and woman were created in the image of God's moral perfections, with rational and immortal...
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A Manual of Morals for Common Schools

Miss Arethusa HALL - Christian ethics - 1849 - 212 pages
...self-government will be enumerated. 1. It justly secures the admiration and respect of others. The Bible says, " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." 2. It promotes success in the business of life. A person who controls himself can be implicitly relied...
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Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art, Volume 7

John Seely Hart - 1850
...ourselves. Such victory is more illustrious than was ever accomplished by ' garments rolled in blood.' ' lie that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city.' It was an adage of lettered antiquity, that a good man struggling with adverse fortune was a spectacle...
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The Guardian, Volumes 32-33

Conduct of life - 1881
...for preaching the Gospel. Though gifted with extraordinary military genius he never learned that " he that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." Proverbs 16: 32. His death, which occurred B. c. 323, is believed to have been principally caused by...
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Scripture Characters and Miscellanies

Robert Smith Candlish - Bible - 1850 - 573 pages
...YOUNG MEN. YOUTH THE SEASON FOR THE FORMATION OF CHARACTER, AND THE CULTIVATION OF ACTIVE HABITS.* " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." — PROV. xvi. 32. THE season of youth I take to be that period of the life of man, during which he...
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Discourses on the Christian Spirit and Life

Cyrus Augustus Bartol - Christian life - 1850 - 408 pages
...there was no other to conquer. Here are chances for glory beyond all the dreams of ambition ; for " he that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." By no brief and intermitted exertion is this triumph to be achieved. As well, on the material globe,...
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The Gospel Its Own Advocate

George Griffin - Bible - 1850 - 352 pages
...ourselves. Such victory is more illustrious than was ever accomplished by "garments rolled in blood." " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city."* It was an adage of lettered antiquity, that a good man struggling with adverse fortune, was a spectacle...
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Expositions on the Book of Psalms: Psalms 76-101

Saint Augustine (of Hippo) - Bible - 1850
...by anger : and it is very foolish, to call a conquered man strong, when the Scripture Prov. saith, He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city. He calleth the conqueror of his anger better than the conqueror of a city. Thou hast therefore a great...
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