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Page 277 - there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, than over ninety and nine just persons that need no repentance.
Page 206 - So long as I seek to engross one woman to myself, and to prohibit my neighbour from proving his superior desert and reaping the fruits of it, I am guilty of the most odious of all monopolies.
Page 206 - So long as two human beings are forbidden by positive institution to follow the dictates of their own mind, prejudice is alive and vigorous.
Page 206 - In what a contemptible light does philosophy teach us to view this prejudice ? [I ought to prefer no human being to another because that being is my father, my wife, or my son, but because, for reasons which equally appeal to all understandings, that being is entitled to preference. In a state of equality it will be a question of no importance to know who is the parent of each individual child.
Page 95 - ... dominion over their respective people; but Christ neither aimed at, nor would accept of any such power ; He rejected every object which all other men pursue, and made choice of all those which others fly from and are afraid of. He refused power, riches, honours, and pleasure, and courted poverty, ignominy, tortures, and death. Many have been the enthusiasts and impostors, who have endeavoured to impose on the world pretended revelations, and some of them, from pride, obstinacy, or principle,...
Page 171 - ... and shades of difference, for the sake of an illustrious end. Let this amulet of union, faith, and honour depend from the neck, and be bound about the body next to the skin, and close to the heart.
Page 95 - Christ actually did, he foresaw, foretold, declared, their necessity, and voluntarily endured them. If we seriously contemplate the divine lessons, the perfect precepts, the beautiful discourses, and the consistent conduct of this wonderful person, we cannot possibly imagine, that he could have been either an idiot or a madman; and yet, if he was not what he pretended to be, he can be considered in no other light...
Page 43 - But a mind, whose views are enlightened and extended by religion, is animated to nobler pursuits by more sublime and remote objects. There is not any instance of weakness in the freethinkers that raises my indignation more than their pretending to ridicule Christians as men of narrow understandings, and to pass themselves upon the world for persons of superior sense, and more enlarged views.