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able acquired already appears become better called career carried cause character Christian circumstances course decision depend desire determined difficulties diligent divine duty early economy effect engaged equally example father feel firmness force fortune gave George give habit hand heart honour hope human hundred important industry influence integrity interests knowledge length less live look manner master means merchant mind moral nature never object once passed perhaps poor position possessed practical present principle proved received referred remarkable resolution respect result says scheme secured seemed share shillings soon speculation spirit success thing thought thousands tion trade true trust truth turn virtues wealth whole wise young
Էջ 168 - He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
Էջ 67 - He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much : and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
Էջ 300 - At his table he liked to have as often as he could some sensible friend or neighbor to converse with, and always took care to start some ingenious or useful topic for discourse, which might tend to improve the minds of his children. By this means he turned our attention to what was good, just, and prudent in the conduct of life...
Էջ 304 - I crossed these columns with thirteen red lines, marking the beginning of each line with the first letter of one of the virtues; on which line, and in its proper column, I might mark by a little black spot, every fault I found upon examination to have been committed respecting that virtue, upon that day I determined to give a week's strict attention to each of the virtues successively.
Էջ 318 - the Deep Voice cried, " So long enjoyed, so oft misused — Alternate, in thy fickle pride, Desired, neglected, and accused? " Before my breath, like blazing flax, Man and his marvels pass away ; And changing empires wane and wax, Are founded, flourish, and decay. " Redeem mine hours — the space is brief — While in my glass the sand-grains shiver, And measureless thy joy or grief, When TIME and thou...
Էջ 297 - Made vocal for the amusement of the rest ; The sprightly lyre, whose treasure of sweet sounds The touch from many a trembling chord shakes out ; And the clear voice, symphonious, yet distinct, And in the charming strife triumphant still, Beguile the night, and set a keener edge On female industry : the threaded steel Flies swiftly, and unfelt the task proceeds.
Էջ 305 - I was surprised to find myself so much fuller of faults than I had imagined; but I had the satisfaction of seeing them diminish. To avoid the trouble of renewing now and then my little book, which, by scraping out the marks on the paper of old faults to make room for new ones in a new course, became full of holes...
Էջ 12 - He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.