John Jortin

John Jortin

A man hath riches. Whence came they, and whither go they? for this is the way to form a judgment of the esteem which they and their possessor deserve. If they have been acquired by fraud or violence, if they make him proud and vain, if they minister to luxury and intemperance, if they are avariciously hoarded up and applied to no proper use, the possessor becomes odious and contemptible.More John Jortin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He who does the most good is the greatest man. Power, authority, dignity, honors, wealth and station--these are so far valuable as they put it into the hands of men to be more exemplary and more useful than they could be in an obscure and private life. But then these are means conducting to an end, and that end is goodness.More John Jortin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The art of governing [focusing] the passions is more useful, and more important, than many things in the search and pursuit of which we spend our days. Without this art, riches and health, and skill and knowledge, will give us little satisfaction; and whatsoever else we be, we can be neither happy, nor wise, nor good.More John Jortin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The great duties of life are written with a sunbeam.More John Jortin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Prefer not the esteem of men to the approbation of God.More John Jortin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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