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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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A Peep at the Pilgrims in Sixteen Hundred Thirty-six: A Tale of Olden Times

Harriet Vaughan Cheney - Massachusetts - 1850 - 463 pages
...climates.' ' But the climate does not justify the offence,' said Mr; Grey, 'and the scripture saith, " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." ' 'I find I must justify myself at all events,' returned Calvert, ' though it is a foolish affair,...
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The Massachusetts Teacher: A Journal of School and Home Education, Volume 3

Education - 1850
...might, from the very countenance of the man, read in him high and noble qualifications for a teacher. " He that ruleth his spirit, is better than he that taketh a city." It appears that he has acted as one who regards the necessity of punishing a child, as a grave occasion...
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Discourses on the Christian Spirit and Life

Cyrus Augustus Bartol - Unitarianism - 1850 - 344 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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Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art, Volume 7

John Seely Hart - Periodicals - 1850
...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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The Gospel Its Own Advocate

George Griffin - Apologetics - 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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Elements of Divinity: Or, A Course of Lectures: Comprising ... the System of ...

Rev. Thomas N. Ralston - Theology, Doctrinal - 1851 - 459 pages
...good, evil is present with us." The turbulence of evil passions is such, that the wise man has said, " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city.'^ The strength of this native tendency in man to evil is so great, that to counteract it, an effort is...
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The Universalist Quarterly and General Review, Volume 9

Universalism - 1852
...learning to command, by being commanded, and through obedience aspiring to be free. The Proverb says, " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." A vast proportion of what the world calls greatness, has been in the line of the strong passions of...
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Florence, the Parish Orphan: And A Sketch of the Village in the Last Century

Eliza Buckminster Lee - Orphans - 1852 - 176 pages
...cradle, than to have suffered his violence of temper to go unpunished, for ' wrath is cruel ; ' ' and he that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city.' From the day that Florence came to the school, Ralph, from an instinct of generosity, attached himself...
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Graces and Powers of the Christian Life

Amory Dwight Mayo - Christian life - 1852 - 228 pages
...blesses you: "That ye may be sincere, and without offence, till the day of Christ." XL SELP-CONTKOL. " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." — PBOV. 16 : 32. CERTAINLY the author of the book of Proverbs deserves his title of " The Wise Man"...
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Transactions of the New Hampshire State Agricultural Society

New Hampshire State Agricultural Society - Agriculture - 1853
...spent in vain. Gentlemen, we may boast of our achievements abroad and of our glories at home ; but as " he that ruleth his spirit " is better " than he that taketh a city," so no campaign is so glorious as that which shall terminate in the overthrow of our prejudices. GEN....
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