Hosea Ballou

Hosea Ballou

American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism''

Lived from: 1771-1852

Quotes: Hosea Ballou

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    A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.
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    Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
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    Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.
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    Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.
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    Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
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    Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.
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    Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
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    Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred it the coward's revenge for being intimidated.
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    Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.
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    Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
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    Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
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    Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
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    Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
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    The act of divine worship is the inestimable privilege of man, the only created being who bows in humility and adoration.
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    The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper, and render them more important.
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