Quotes by Abbott Eliot Kittredge

Abbott Eliot Kittredge

American minister

Alive from: 1834-1912

Category: Politics

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    A love to Christ which is so cowardly and selfish that it is unwilling to proclaim by a public confession its faith in Him who hung before all the world crucified for sinners, is a love which is hardly worth the name.
    Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
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    Christianity claims that the supernatural is as reasonable as the natural, that man himself is supernatural as truly as he is natural, and that the Bible is so clearly the word of God by proofs that are unanswerable, that it is unreasonable to disbelieve its divine truths.
    Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
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    Do you recall the laughter of the Philistines at the helpless Sampson? You can hear the echo of that laughter to-day, as the church, shorn of her strength by her own sin, is an object of ridicule to the world, who cry in derision, Where is your boasted triumph and your Millennial glory?
    Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
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    I believe that the fewer the laws in a home the better; but there is one law which should be as plainly understood as the shining of the sun is visible at noonday, and that is, implicit and instantaneous obedience from the child to the parent, not only for the peace of the home, but for the highest good of the child.
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    I never hear parents exclaim impatiently, Children, you must no make so much noise, that I do not think how soon the time may come when, beside the vacant seat, those parents would give all the world, could they hear once more the ringing laughter which once so disturbed them.
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    I suppose that every parent loves his child; but I know without any supposing, that in a large number of homes the love is hidden behind authority, or its expression is crowded out by daily duties and cares.
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    Now it is the blood of Jesus which saves, and it is the same blood which cleanses and sanctifies; and as we had to come lo Jesus to be plunged into the fountain, so we have to abide in Jesus by fellowship, to grow up into Christlikeness.
    Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
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    The whole history of Israel, its ritual and its government, is explicable only as it is typical of the spiritual Israel, of the sacrifice on Calvary, of the precious blood which alone can wash away sin.
    Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
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    This bread and wine are the simple but eloquent monument to the infinite love of the Son of God, around which we gather with tender, tearful gratitude, because He loved us'so, and because we know that our garlands of affection and consecration are pleasing to Him.
    Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
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    Throw away the Old Testament! What part of it will you throw away? That which I do not understand? Take down then yonder blood-stained cross; for there is a love there which passeth knowledge, and a Divine hatred of sin which shook the solid earth.
    Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
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