Best quotes by the American Clergyman Hosea Ballou

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
  • Happiness

Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred it the coward's revenge for being intimidated.
  • Hate

A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.
  • Habits

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
  • Crying

Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.
  • Enthusiasm

Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible.
  • Assumptions

Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.
  • Doubt

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
  • Brevity

Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
  • Evangelism

Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.
  • Exaggeration

Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
  • Doubt

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
  • Example

The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper, and render them more important.
  • Freedom

Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.
  • Nature

The act of divine worship is the inestimable privilege of man, the only created being who bows in humility and adoration.
  • Praise

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
  • Truth

Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.
  • Worry

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