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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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Willie, the Conqueror

Boys - 1855 - 50 pages
...yielding to them, how many noble victories would be won ! Nobler far than those of martial heroes ; for he that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." A fortnight of Charley's vacation had passed. Brightly and happily the days had come and gone. In-door...
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The Little gleaner, Volumes 17-18

Septimus Sears - 1854
...dogs of society call you coward, if they like. May you be one who acts upon Solomon's wise proverb : " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." Oh, for the day when "swords shall be beaten into ploughshares, and spears into pruning hooks, and...
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Benjamin Franklin: His Autobiography; with a Narrative of His Public Life ...

Benjamin Franklin, Horatio Hastings Weld - 1856 - 549 pages
...injury to the public service; and although to them may be honestly due the praise of the Wise Man—" He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city"—they must look to posterity for justice. And posterity has not, as in the case of the warrior,...
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A commentary on the discourse of ... Jesus, commonly called the Sermon on ...

James Frederick Todd - Sermon on the mount - 1856 - 374 pages
...hasty of spirit exalteth folly;" whereas "he that is slow to wrath is of great understanding ; and he that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city."J From a spark of angry feeling, a vehement fire is too often kindled, which might consume a...
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Whistler; or, The Manly Boy.

Walter Aimwell - 1858
...never try to meet such a man with his own weapons. The best way is to keep silence, or speak mildly. < He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city/ as the Bible says. If you had been impudent to Mr. Walker, it would have made him more furious, and...
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The Sunday-school reader, containing selections from various authors

Sunday school assoc - 1858 - 174 pages
...piety ; but, alas ! he was governed by a bad temper, and too often forgot the words of the wise man, " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city;" and in consequence of his unrestrained temper, the meetings for the chapel business were the constant...
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A new dictionary of quotations from the Greek, Latin, and modern languages ...

Greek - 1859
...succeeds in taking the strongest, the most strongly fortified, cities." Compare the Hebrew maxim : — " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." Prov. xvi. 32, and see " Latins regnes" $rc, Fortior et potentior est dispositio legis quain hominis....
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Picture book for little children

Picture book - 1859
...appear To see you shed a humble tear, And then to hear you meekly say, " I'll not do so another day." " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city," Proverbs xvi. 32. LITTLE NED. N little Ned was sent to bed, He always acted right; He kissed mamma,...
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The Literary Attractions of the Bible; Or a Plea for the Word of God ...

Leroy Jones Halsey - Bible as literature - 1859 - 441 pages
...the sun between the clouds in a day of rain. He had illustrated the proverb before it was written, " He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city." His virtue had been assailed from day to day by all that was fascinating in the siren song of sensuality,...
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World Affairs

Arbitration (International law) - 1859
...Bushnell calls him the great man in whom struggles and victories are fitly personated. The Bible says, " he that ruleth his spirit, is better than he that taketh a city." B. God is styled the God of battles. War has ever been God's instrumentality for reforming the world,...
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