A Treatise on Self Knowledge: Showing the Nature and Benefit of that Important Science, and the Way to Attain it : Intermixed with Various Reflections and Observations on Human Nature

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Simeon Ide, 1828 - 144 páginas
 

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Página 86 - And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, "Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye," and behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 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.
Página 11 - 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.
Página 143 - At thirty man suspects himself a fool ; Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan ; At fifty chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve; In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves and re-resolves; then dies the same.
Página 53 - 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 2 outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the "heart.
Página 21 - ... but now, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter, and we are all the work of thy hand.
Página 73 - ... in the temper of their minds distinct from both, which I know not how better to express than by mental taste ; and this hath no more of mystery in it, than, that there' is such a thing belonging to our natures as complacency and displacency in reference to the objects of the mind.
Página 120 - I do not bite my nails about the difficulties I meet with in my reading; after a charge or two, I give them over. Should I insist upon them, I should both lose myself...
Página 12 - JUDGE me, O Lord; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the Lord; therefore I shall not slide. Examine me, O Lord, and prove me ; try my reins and my heart.
Página 31 - Every one hath his proper gift of God ; one after this manner, another after that,
Página 55 - WOE to him that getteth an evil gain for his house, That he may set his nest on high, That he may be delivered from the hand of evil!

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