Francis Atterbury

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Francis Atterbury

Should we grieve over a little misplaced charity, when an all knowing, all wise Being showers down every day his benefits on the unthankful and undeserving?More Francis Atterbury [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Should we grieve over a little misplaced charity, when an all knowing, all wise Being showers down every day his benefits on the unthankful and undeserving?.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Should we grieve over a little misplaced charity, when an all knowing, all wise Being showers down every day his benefits on the unthankful and undeserving?More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Affliction is a school of virtue; it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The greater absurdities are, the more strongly they evince the falsity of that supposition from whence they flow.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
They who are not induced to believe and live as they ought by those discoveries which God hath made in Scriptures would stand out against any evidence whatever, even that of a messenger sent express from the other world.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Those good men who take such pleasure in relieving the miserable for Christ's sake, would not have been less forward to minister onto Christ Himself.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The practice of all ages and all countries (whether Christian or heathen, polite or barbarous) hath been ... to do honour to those who are invested with public authority.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Though fanaticism drinks at many founts, its predisposing cause is mostly the subject of an invisible futurity.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nothing can be reckoned good or bad to us in this life, any further than it indisposes us for the enjoyment of another.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The things of another world being distant, operate but faintly upon us: to remedy this inconvenience, we must frequently revolve their certainty and importance.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is impossible to have a lively hope in another life, and yet be deeply immersed in the enjoyments of this.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Hospitality sometimes degenerates into profuseness, and ends in madness and folly.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is little the sign of a wise or good man, to suffer temperance to be transgressed in order to purchase the repute of a generous entertainer.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A just and wise magistrate is a blessing as extensive as the community to which he belongs; a blessing which includes all other blessings whatsoever that relate to this life.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The priesthood hath in all nations, and all religions, been held highly venerable.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He who performs his duty in a station of great power must needs incur the utter enmity of many, and the high displeasure of more.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves after a gentle, but very powerful manner; so that we are but little aware of them and less able to withstand them.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Even the wisdom of God hath not suggested more pressing motives, more powerful incentives to charity, than these, that we shall be judged by it at the last dreadful day.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The smallest act of charity shall stand us in great stead.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What we employ in charitable uses during our lives is given away from ourselves; what we bequeath at our death is given from others only, as our nearest relations.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If God be infinitely holy, just, and good, He must take delight in those creatures that resemble Him most in these perfections.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Few consider how much we are indebted to government, because few can represent how wretched mankind would be without it.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A good man not only forbears those gratifications which are forbidden by reason and religion, but even restrains himself in unforbidden instances.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A sturdy, hardened sinner shall advance to the utmost pitch of impiety, with less reluctance than he took the first step while his conscience was yet vigilant and tender.More Francis Atterbury [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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