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Cotton Mather

Cotton Mather

Our opportunities to do good are our talents.More Cotton Mather [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A Good School deserves to be call'd, the very Salt of the Town, that hath it.More Cotton Mather [07/22/2011 04:07:26]
Ah! destructive Ignorance, what shall be done to chase thee out of the World!More Cotton Mather [07/22/2011 04:07:38]
Families are the Nurseries of all Societies; and the First combinations of mankind.More Cotton Mather [07/22/2011 04:07:23]
History is the story of events, with praise or blame.More Cotton Mather [07/22/2011 04:07:28]
What Must I Do to Be Saved? It is impossible to ask a more weighty Question! It is deplorable that we hear it asked with no more Frequency, with nor more Agony.More Cotton Mather [07/22/2011 04:07:48]
Our opportunities to do good are our talents.More Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Instead of exhorting you to augment your charity, I will rather utter an exhortation, or at least a supplication, that you may not abuse your charity by misapplying it.More Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ah, children, be afraid of going prayerless to bed, lest the Devil be your bedfellow.More Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
That there is a Devil, is a thing doubted by none but such as are under the influences of the Devil.More Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Wilderness is a temporary condition through which we are passing to the Promised Land.More Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If we admit instrumental musick in the worship of God, how can we resist the imposition of all the instruments used among the ancient Jews?—yea, dancing as well as playing, and several other Judaic actions? or, how can we decline a whole rabble of church-officers, necessary to be introduced for instrumental musick, whereof our Lord Jesus Christ hath left us no manner of direction?More Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A Good School deserves to be call'd, the very Salt of the Town, that hath it.More Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Religion brought forth Prosperity, and the daughter destroyed the mother.More Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Is this dying? Is this all? Is this what I feared when I prayed against a hard death? Oh, I can bear this! I can bear this!More Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ye monsters of the bubbling deep, Your Maker's praises spout; Up from the sands ye codlings peep, And wag your tails about.More Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What was it that obliged Jerome to write his book, Concerning Illustrious Men? It was the common reproach of old cast upon Christians, 'That they were all poor, weak, unlearned men.' The sort of men sometime called 'Puritans' in the English nation have been reproached with the same character. . . But when truth shall have liberty to speak, it will be known that Christianity never was more expressed unto the life than in the lives of the persons that have been thus reproached.More Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
That there is a Devil is a thing doubted by none but such as are under the influence of the Devil. For any to deny the being of a Devil must be from ignorance or profaneness worse than diabolical.More Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Charity ... is kind, it is not easily provok'd, it thinks no evil, it believes all things, hopes all things.More Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I will now teach my son Increase (and others of my children) the way of raising a lesson out of every verse in his reading of the Bible; and of turning it into a Prayer; and engage him (and them) unto a daily Course in reading the Bible in such a wayMore Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Chrysostom, I remember, mentions a twofold book of God: the book of the creatures, and the book of the scriptures. God, having taught us first of all by his works, did it afterwards, by his Words. We will now for a while read the former of these books; 'twill help us in reading the latter. They will admirably assist one another.More Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ignorance is the Mother not of Devotion, but of Heresy.More Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ah! destructive Ignorance, what shall be done to chase thee out of the World!More Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You may ... make a little recreation of poetry, in the midst of your painful studies. Nevertheless, I cannot but advise you. Withhold thy throat from thirst. Be not so set upon poetry, as to be always poring on the passionate and measured pages. ... let not the Circean cup intoxicate you.More Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Be not so set upon poetry, as to be always poring on the passionate and measured pages. Let not what should be sauce, rather than food for you, engross all your application. Beware of a boundless and sickly appetite for the reading of poems which the nation now swarms withal; and let not the Circaen cup intoxicate you. But especially preserve the chastity of your soul from the dangers you may incur, by a conversation with muses no better than harlots.More Cotton Mather [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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