Quotes by American Clergyman Hosea Ballou



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

Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred it the coward's revenge for being intimidated. Hosea Ballou | clergyman
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A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page. Hosea Ballou | clergyman

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

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

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

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

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 | clergyman

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

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction. Hosea Ballou | clergyman

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

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 | clergyman

Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature. Hosea Ballou | clergyman

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

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