Quotes by American Clergyman Hosea Ballou


Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. Hosea Ballou

Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred it the coward's revenge for being intimidated. Hosea Ballou

Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible. Hosea Ballou

Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way. Hosea Ballou

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

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

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction. Hosea Ballou

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams. Hosea Ballou

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

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

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

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. Hosea Ballou

Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature. Hosea Ballou

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

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage. Hosea Ballou
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Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden. Hosea Ballou
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