Mental Discipline, Or, Hints on the Cultivation of Intellectual and Moral Habits: Addressed Particularly to Students in Theology and Young Preachers
Flagg and Gould, 1827 - 126 pagina's
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Pagina 107 - To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak : I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
Pagina 44 - This is that which I think great readers are apt to be mistaken in. Those who have read of everything are thought to understand everything too; but it is not always so. Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking makes what we read ours. We are of the ruminating kind, and it is not enough to cram ourselves with a great load of collections; unless we chew them over again, they will not give us strength and nourishment.
Pagina 106 - For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
Pagina 100 - For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
Pagina 71 - Greeks seek after wisdom ; but we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness ; but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
Pagina 66 - Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him ; let him know that he which converteth a sinner from the error of his way, shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
Pagina 55 - But whatever be the ultimate intention of the orator, to inform, to convince, to please, to move, or to persuade, still he must speak so as to be understood, or he speaks to no purpose.
Pagina 126 - Punctuality gives weight to character. " Such a man has made an appointment ; then I know he will keep it." And this generates punctuality in you ; for, like other virtues, it propagates itself. Servants and children must be punctual, where their leader is so.
Pagina v - As it is in the body, so it is in the mind ; practice makes it what it is ; and most even of those excellencies which are looked on as natural endowments, will be found, when examined into more narrowly, to be the product of exercise, and to be raised to that pitch only by repeated actions.