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A celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits alone, and is confined and dies in singularity.
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A religion without mystery must be a religion without God.
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Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others.
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Curiosity is the direct incontinence of the spirit.
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Curiosity is the direct incontinency of the spirit.
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Dive on them and squash them if you must.
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Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward.
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God hath given to man a short time here upon earth, and yet upon this short time eternity depends.
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God hath prepared a little coronet or special reward (extraordinary and beside the great crown of all faithful souls) for those who have not defiled themselves with women.
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Habits are the daughters of action, but then they nurse their mother, and produce daughters after her image, but far more beautiful and prosperous.
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He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts together.
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He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold, how much inferior is he to a gold mine.
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He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.
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He that speaketh against his own reason speaks against his own conscience, and therefore it is certain that no man serves God with a good conscience who serves him against his reason.
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If anger proceeds from a great cause, it turns to fury; if from a small cause, it is peevishness; and so is always either terrible or ridiculous.
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It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance, for it requires knowledge to perceive it; and, therefore, he that can perceive it hath it not.
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Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend.
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Love is friendship set on fire.
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Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself.
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Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.
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Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth.
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No man is poor who does not think himself so. But if in a full fortune with impatience he desires more, he proclaims his wants and his beggarly condition.
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No one is poor who does not think they are, however, if in prosperity with impatience they desire more, and proclaim their wants they disclose their beggarly condition.
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Nothing is greater or more fearful sacrilege than to prostitute the great name of God to the petulancy of an idle tongue.
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Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
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The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge.
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To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.
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Whatsoever we beg of God, let us also work for it.
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When you lie down with a short prayer, commit yourself into the hands of your Creator; and when you have done so, trust Him with yourself, as you must do when you are dying.
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