We ought not to judge of men's merits by their qualifications, but by the use they make of them.
If I have made an appointment with you, I owe you punctuality, I have no right to throw away your time, if I do my own
Method is the very hinge of business, and there is no method without punctuality
God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction
Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good, and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.
The nurse of infidelity is sensuality. Youth are sensual. The Bible stands in their way. It prohibits the indulgence of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life.
To know Jesus Christ for ourselves is to make Him a consolation, delight, strength, righteousness, companion, and end.
The spirit and tone of your home will have great influence on your children. If it is what it ought to be, it will fasten conviction on their minds, however wicked they may become.
The history of all the great characters of the Bible is summed up in this one sentence: They acquainted themselves with God, and acquiesced His will in all things.
Let family worship be short, savory, simple, plain, tender, heavenly.
The man who labors to please his neighbor for his good to edification has the mind that was in Christ. It is a sinner trying to help a sinner. Even a feeble, but kind and tender man, will effect more than a genius, who is rough and artificial.
Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.
Every man will have his own criterion in forming his judgment of others. I depend very much on the effect of affliction. I consider how a man comes out of the furnace; gold will lie for a month in the furnace without losing a grain.
I have often had occasion to observe, that a warm blundering man does more for the world than a frigid wise man.
Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.