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Page 141 - ... He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Page 98 - I found this countryman was a member of our Artisans' Library, and every Saturday evening he walked over to the town to exchange his books. I asked him whether reading did not make him less satisfied with his daily work; his answer deserves universal attention : — " Before he read, his work was weary to him ; for, in the solitary fields, an empty head measured the time out tediously, to double its length; but, now, no place was so sweet as the solitary fields: he had always something pleasant floating...
Page 84 - Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap ; it will be dear to you.
Page 65 - Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.
Page 144 - ... a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black stinking fume thereof, nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.
Page 52 - Of all obstacles to improvement, ignorance is the most formidable, because the only true secret of assisting the poor is to make them agents in bettering their own condition, and to supply them, not with a temporary stimulus, but with a permanent energy.
Page 83 - He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth...
Page 141 - He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.