The School for Sisters, Or, The Lesson of Experience

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823 - 246 páginas

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Página 16 - For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose or forfeit his own self...
Página 16 - If any man lack Wisdom, let him ask it of God, who giveth freely to them that ask him, and upbraideth no man, James, 1 : 5.
Página 113 - ... a foolish contempt, the proper occasions for exercising them. It is not in the study of sublime speculations, nor amidst the pompous scenery of some imaginary theatre of action, that the heart grows wiser, or the temper more correct. It is in the daily occurrences of mere common life, with all its mixture of folly and impertinence, that the proper exercise of virtue lies. It is here that the temptations to vanity, to selfishness, to discontent, and innumerable other unwarrantable affections arise;...
Página 113 - I believe it is much oftener our pride than our virtue, which is hurt, by a submission to what we are- apt to deem trifles. We are led to form much too magnificent ideas of our own powers of action, and by this means, to overlook, with a foolish contempt, the proper occasions for exercising them. It is not in the study of sublime speculations, nor amidst the pompous scenery of some imaginary theatre of action, that the heart grows wiser, or the temper more correct. It is in the daily occurrences...

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