A Treatise on Self Knowledge

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T. Tegg, 1821 - 242 pages
 

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Page 83 - But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him; for the Lord seeth not as man seeth ; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
Page 87 - Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!
Page 30 - As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Page 6 - For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
Page 23 - But now, O Lord, thou art our father ; We are the clay, and thou our potter; And we all are the work of thy hand.
Page 172 - DISTRUST, and darkness of a future state, Make poor mankind so fearful of their fate. Death, in itself, is nothing ; but we fear, To be we know not what, we know not where.
Page 144 - Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
Page 100 - Anger may steal into the heart " of a wise man, but it rests only in the bosom "of fools.
Page 112 - I shall conclude with this one observation more; that it is a very dangerous thing to think, as too many are apt to do, that it is a matter of indifference what thoughts they entertain in their hearts, since the reason of things concurs with the testimony of the holy Scripture to assure us, ' That the allowed thought of foolishness is sin.
Page xii - The highest learning is to be wise, and the greatest wisdom is to be good;" as Marcus Antoninus somewhere observes.

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