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Hosea Ballou Quotes

(1771-1852), American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism''

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.

Category: Brevity

Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.

Category: Burdens

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

Category: Doubt

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

Category: Exaggeration

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.

Category: Example

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.

Category: Freedom

A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.

Category: Habit

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

Category: Happiness

Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred it the coward's revenge for being intimidated.

Category: Hatred

Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.

Category: Nature

The act of divine worship is the inestimable privilege of man, the only created being who bows in humility and adoration.

Category: Praise

Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.

Category: Preachers And Preaching

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.

Category: Suspicion

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

Category: Tears

Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible.

Category: Theory