Hosea Ballou

Hosea Ballou


Author Profession: US Clergyman
Born: April 30, 1771
Died: June 06, 1852
Birth Sign: Taurus


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Hosea Ballou quotes

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.

Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.

Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.

Hatred is self-punishment.

Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.

Energy, like the biblical grain of the mustard-seed, will remove mountains.

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.

Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.

Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.

It is easy to be beautiful; it is difficult to appear so.

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.

No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work.

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.

The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper, and render them more important.

Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.

Never be so brief as to become obscure.

Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.

Error is always more busy than truth.

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