quote by John Calvin

Only those who have learned well to be earnestly dissatisfied with themselves, and to be confounded with shame at their wretchedness truly understand the Christian gospel.

— John Calvin

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When Heaven is about to confer a great office on a man, it first exercises his mind with suffering, and his sinews and bones with toil ; it exposes his body to hunger, and subjects him to extreme poverty ; it confounds his undertakings. By all these methods it stimulates his mind, hardens his nature, and supplies his incompetencies.

We worship unity in trinity, and trinity in unity;

neither confounding the person nor dividing the substance. There is one person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost; but the Godhead of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, is all one; the glory equal, the majesty co-eternal.

Prayer cleanses from sin, drives away temptations, stamps out persecutions, comforts the fainthearted, gives new strength to the courageous, brings travellers safely home, calms the waves, confounds robbers, feeds the poor, overrules the rich, lifts up the fallen, supports those who are falling, sustains those who stand firm.

People confound, misuse, interchange thinking and speaking, not realizing that speaking is for communication and thinking is for action.

An enforced uniformity of religion throughout a nation or civil state, confounds the civil and religious, denies the principles of Christianity and civility, and that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh.

There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.

You discover how confounding the world is when you try to draw it.

You look at a car, and you try to see its car-ness, and you’re like an immigrant to your own world. You don’t have to travel to encounter weirdness. You wake up to it.

I was brought up an atheist and have always remained so.

But at no time was I led to believe that morality was unimportant or that good and bad did not exist. I believe passionately in the need to distinguish between right and wrong and am somewhat confounded by being told I need God, Jesus or a clergyman to help me to do so.

As long as you have life and breath, believe.

Believe for those who cannot. Believe even if you have stopped believing. Believe for the sake of the dead, for love, to keep your heart beating, believe. Never give up, never despair, let no mystery confound you into the conclusion that mystery cannot be yours.

However stupid a fools words may be, they are sometimes enough to confound an intelligent man.

When in doubt tell the truth. It will confound your enemies and astound your friends.

A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.

Secession, like any other REVOLUTIONARY ACT, may be morally justified by the extremity of oppression; but to call it a constitutional right is confounding the meaning of terms.

As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.

The possession of unlimited power corrodes the conscience, hardens the heart, and confounds the understanding.

Lord, confound this surly sister, blight her brow with blotch and blister, cramp her larynx, lung and liver, in her guts a galling give her.

Lord, confound this surly sister, blight her brow with blotch and blister, cramp her larynx, lung and liver, in her guts a galling give her.

You become very angry and depressed that you keep getting offered only these exceedingly demure and repressed roles. They're so not me. That's why films like Fight Club were so important to me because I think I confounded certain stereotypes and limited perceptions of what I could do as an actress.

Will it not be wise to allow the friendship between nations to rest upon deep and permanent things? Irritations of the cuticle must not be confounded with heart failure.

A poet's mission is to make others confound fiction and reality in order to render them, for an hour, mysteriously happy.

Fortune confounds the wise, And when they least expect it turns the dice.

We love kitties, gawd bless their little whiskers, and we don't give a damn whether they or we are superior or inferior! They're confounded pretty, and that's all we know and all we need to know!

I can't be anonymous by reason of your confounded photographs. (To Julia Margaret Cameron)

A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer.

A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.

The analytical power should not be confounded with simple ingenuity;

for while the analyst is necessarily ingenious, the ingenious man is often remarkably incapable of analysis.

Every Christian leader should have this engraved in his subconscious.

No matter what you do, never take yourself too seriously God always chooses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. He shows his might only on the behalf of those who trust in Him. Humility is the place where all christian service begins.

With ruin upon ruin, rout on rout, Confusion worse confounded.

The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness, And in the taste confounds the appetite: Therefore love moderately— long love doth so.

I do earnestly wish to see the distinction of sex confounded in society, unless where love animates the behaviour.

Tell the truth so as to puzzle and confound your adversaries.

Yes, God uses the uneducated to confound the wise. But that doesn't make ignorance a virtue.

I think referendums are fantastic as long as the question is phrased in a way which is not meant to deliberately confuse or confound people.

God has appointed two kinds of government in the world, which are distinct in their nature, and ought never to be confounded together; one of which is called civil, the other ecclesiastical government.

Poverty is no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient.

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