Hosea Ballou Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old hosea ballou quotes, hosea ballou sayings, and hosea ballou proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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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Hatred is self-punishment.     

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Too many people embrace religion from the same motives that they take a companion in wedlock, not from true love of the person, but because of a large dowry.     

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Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.     

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Energy, like the biblical grain of the mustard-seed, will remove mountains.     

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Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.     

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To talk of luck and chance only shows how little we really know of the laws which govern cause and effect.     

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Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.     

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God's glowing covenant.     

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Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.     

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True repentance also involves reform.     

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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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Purity in person and in morals is true godliness.     

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The cloudy weather melts at length into beauty, and the brightest smiles of the heart are born of it's tears.     

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Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.     

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Moderation is the key of lasting enjoyment.     

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It is in sickness that we most feel the need of that sympathy which shows how much we are dependent upon one another for our comfort, and even necessities. Thus disease, opening our eyes to the realities of life, is an indirect blessing.     

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Obedience and resignation are our personal offerings upon the altar of duty.     

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Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.     

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

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Remember, when incited to slander, that it is only he among you who is without sin that may cast the first stone.     

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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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Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.     

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Idleness is emptiness; the tree in which the sap is stagnant, remains fruitless.     

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Obedience and resignation are our personal offerings upon the altar of duty.     

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We must not only read the Scriptures, but we must make their rules of life our own.     

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We must not only read the Scriptures, but we must make their rules of life our own.     

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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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You cannot judge by outward appearances; the soul is only transparent to its Maker.     

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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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