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Seite 198 - And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple: and he healed them." " And when the Chief Priests and Scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children
Seite 438 - I concluded at length, that the mere speculative conviction that it was our interest to be completely virtuous, was not sufficient to prevent our slipping, and that the contrary habits must be broken, and good ones acquired and established, before we can have any dependance on a steady uniform rectitude of conduct.
Seite 469 - Sunday being my studying day. I never was without some religious principles: I never doubted, for instance, the existence of a Deity; that he made the world and governed it by his providence; that the most acceptable service to God was the doing good to man; that our souls are immortal; and that all
Seite 442 - Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day. Thus if you teach a poor young man to shave himself and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life, than in giving him a thousand guineas. This sum may
Seite 442 - spent, the regret only remaining of having foolishly consumed it, but in the other case he escapes the frequent vexation of waiting for barbers, and of their sometimes dirty fingers, offensive breaths, and dull razors: he shaves when most convenient to him, and enjoys daily the pleasure of its being done with a good instrument.
Seite 438 - with a spoon of silver. They had been bought for me without my knowledge by my wife, and had cost her the enormous sum of three and twenty shillings; for which she had no other excuse or apology to make, but that she thought
Seite 439 - to cure myself of this vice or folly among the rest, and I added humility to my list, giving an extensive meaning to the word. I cannot boast of much success in acquiring the reality of this virtue, but I had a good deal with regard to the appearance.