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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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Improvement Era, Volume 12

Mormons - 1909 - 1146 pages
...than Waterloo! Thou man, at peace with the world, hast thou no enemies? Spake he not well who said, "He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city?" Man drags his cannon over the ruins of their making, and sits conqueror in the smoke of their destruction....
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Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Volume 1

Health education - 1930
...AT THE BALTIMORE INDOOR CARNIVAL agree that "He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." But it is one thing to treasure this proverb in the archives of memory; it is quite another to practice...
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A Variorum Commentary Of The Poems Of John Milton

Merritt Yerkes Hughes - Literary Criticism - 1975 - 379 pages
...Vindictae Contra Tyrannos (Edinburgh [Basel?], 1579), 3. 466-7 Editors note the reminiscence of Pr. 16. 32: 'he that ruleth his spirit [is better] than he that taketh a city'; and Horace, C. 2. 2. 9-12: 'You may have wider dominion by mastering a greedy spirit than if you joined...
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Religion Et Culture Au Canada

Peter Slater - History - 1978 - 574 pages
...his mother. "That's what the game is for, to teach the boys to command their tempers. You remember 'he that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city.'"3 The opponents establish their claim to mastery with two quick goals produced by speed, good...
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I Feel Precious to God

Beverly Hyles - Women - 1988 - 173 pages
...what will lift you out of the "poor me" attitude. Women need to know this. Proverbs 16:32 says, ". . . he that ruleth his spirit [is better] than he that taketh a city." First Thessalonians 5:18 tells us "In every thing give thanks." We cannot complain and be thankful...
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The Gathering Storm

Winston Churchill - Europe - 1985 - 724 pages
...of Nations. He accepted this with a sad smile. I then talked of the importance of finding a way out: "He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." He replied that they would feel that everywhere except in Italy. They had to deal with two hundred...
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The Complete Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Teresa Toulouse - Religion - 1989 - 432 pages
...it is to some remarks upon our duty as seen under this regard, that I wish to invite your attention. He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city. Let us leave to others the ambition of an extensive influence, the irksome care of parties and communities,...
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Memories of the Great & the Good

Alistair Cooke - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 277 pages
...ambition folds its tent." Stimson 85 put down an older sentence he had once quoted about Marshall: "He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." When the dust and the glory came blowing up over the battlefields, Marshall was the father confessor...
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Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs & Rituals

George Robinson - Religion - 2008 - 672 pages
...senses, and his mental as well as his physical faculties, which govern corporeally, as it is written: "He that ruleth his spirit [is better] than he that taketh a city." [Proverbs 16:32] He is fit to rule because were he the prince of a country he would be as just [to...
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Unraveling the Mystery of the Motivational Gifts

Rick Walston - Religion - 2002 - 240 pages
..."Diligent hands will rule" (Proverbs 12:24). "He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city" (Proverbs 16:32, KJV). "But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way" (1 Corinthians...
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