God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say 'This is my country.'
When a religion is good, I conceive that it will support, itself and when it does not support itself, and God does not take care to support it, so that its professors are obliged to call for help of the civil power, 'tis a sign, I apprehend, of its
The most acceptable service of God is doing good to man.
God heals, and the doctor takes the fee.
God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man.
God helps those who help themselves.
Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
God gives all things to industry.
Serving God is doing good to man, but praying is thought an easier service and therefore more generally chosen.
God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter.
The Book 'So he settled on a method to help him succeed in his quest. He devised a little book and set it up in such a way that he could examine himself and mark his progress at the end of each day.' 'I entered upon the execution of this plan for self-examination and continued it, with occasional intermission, but I always carried my little book with me....' 'And it may be well my posterity should be informed that to this little artifice with the blessing of God, their ancestor owed the constant felicity of his life down to his seventy-ninth year in which this is written.... I hope, therefore, that some of my descendants may follow the example and reap the benefits.'
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