quote by Hosea Ballou

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

— Hosea Ballou

Captivate Counterfeit quotations

The Pentecostal power, when you sum it all up, is just more of God's love.

If it does not bring more love, it is simply a counterfeit.

The devil is not fighting religion. He´s too smart for that. He is producing a counterfeit Christianity, so much like the real one that good Christians are afraid to speak out against it.

Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy.

Learn to recognize the counterfeit coins that may buy you just a moment of pleasure, But then drag you for days like a broken man behind a farting camel.

Someone like Jean-Luc Godard is for me intellectual counterfeit money when compared to a good kung fu film.

I would gladly chastise those who represent things as different from what they are. Those who steal property or make counterfeit money are punished, and those ought to be still more severely dealt with who steal away or falsify the good name of a prince.

There is one grace you cannot counterfeit . . . the grace of perseverance.

You know what is right. Deep down, you know. The battle between your true wisdom and the counterfeit wisdom of society is what causes frustration. Refuse to compromise with what you know is right-with what is right for you.

A man can counterfeit love, he can counterfeit faith, he can counterfeit hope and all the other graces, but it is very difficult to counterfeit humility.

It is possible to be below flattery as well as above it.

One who trusts nobody will not trust sycophants. One who does not value real glory will not value its counterfeit.

Where glowing embers through the room Teach light to counterfeit a gloom.

Such is the audacity of man, that he hath learned to counterfeit Nature, yea, and is so bold as to challenge her in her work.

Togetherness is a substitute sense of community, a counterfeit communion.

True love heals and affects spiritual growth.

If we do not grow because of someone else’s love, it’s generally because it is a counterfeit form of love.

The last great delusion is soon to open before us.

Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures.

Sex is the one thing you cannot really swindle;

and it is the centre of the worst swindling of all, emotional swindling.... Sex lashes out against counterfeit emotion, and is ruthless, devastating against false love.

When love of one's people becomes an absolute, it turns into racism.

When love of equality turns into a supreme thing, it can result in hatred and violence toward anyone who has led a privileged life. It is the settled tendency of human societies to turn good political causes into counterfeit gods.

If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), "Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?" chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.

You are called not to be successful or to meet any of the other counterfeit standards of this world, but to be faithful and to be expended in the cause of serving the risen and returning Christ.

Why was Christ so compassionate towards sexual sinners, especially women? Think of the woman caught in adultery. Think of the prostitute who wept at his feet. Could it be because Christ knew that these women, who had been deceived by counterfeit loves, were actually looking for him, the true Bridegroom?

Every human being's essential nature is perfect and faultless, but after years of immersion in the world we easily forget our roots and take on a counterfeit nature.

You may imitate, but never counterfeit.

The thief steals from himself. The swindler swindles himself. For the real price is knowledge and virtue, whereof wealth and credit are signs. These signs, like paper money, may be counterfeited or stolen, but that which they represent, namely, knowledge and virtue, cannot be counterfeited or stolen.

It would be strange if we came to shun the genuine simply because it resembled the counterfeit.

There are powers that can counterfeit almost everything in the Christian life.

Like all valuable commodities, truth is often counterfeited.

If you want to get rid of counterfeit money, put it in the collection plate at church.

Poison or elixir, narcotic or aphrodisiac, whatever it was, this flower, relic of a day in the life of an accidental writer, an inadvertent counterfeiter leaving his traces in code, the birds were coming to try it, performing a dance for no one and flying up toward the moon.

Love is not obedience, conformity, or submission.

It is a counterfeit love that is contingent upon authority, punishment, or reward. True love is respect and admiration, compassion and kindness, freely given by a healthy, unafraid human being.

We in the Congress have a moral and constitutional obligation to protect the value of the dollar and to understand why it is so important to the economy that a central bank not be given the unbelievable power of inflating a currency at will and pretending that it knows how to fine-tune an economy through this counterfeit system of money.

Calumny is like counterfeit money; many people who would not coin it circulate it without qualms.

Death is not as terrible as you think.

It comes to you as a healer. Sleep is nothing but a counterfeit death. What happens in death we can picture in sleep. All our sufferings vanish in sleep. When death comes, all our mortal tortures cease; they cannot go beyond the portals of death.

With racing, you never rest on your laurels, and there are no counterfeits.

Perfectionism is the counterfeit of excellence.

Excellence is Kingdom, while perfectionism is religion. What ever you do, do it with all you might, and as unto the Lord. That is excellence.

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