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Francis Attesrbury Quotes


English bishop
(1662 - 1732)

Affliction is a school of virtue: it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning.
[Affliction]
 

Few, without the hope of another life, would think it worth their while to live above the allurements of sense.
[Heaven]
 

He had such a gentle method of reproving their faults that they were not so much afraid as ashamed to repeat them.
[Reproof]
 

They who are not induced to believe and live as they ought by those discoveries which God hath made in Scripture, would stand out against any evidence whatever; even that of a messenger sent express from the other world.
 

They who marry give hostages to the public that they will not attempt the ruin, or disturb the peace of it.
[Marriage]