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Gilbert Burnet Quotes

English bishop
(1643 - 1715)

By living according to the rules of religion a man becomes the wisest, the best, and the happiest creature that he is capable of being. - Honesty, industry, the employing of time well, a constant sobriety, an undefiled purity, with continual serenity, are the best preservatives, too, of life and health.

That is not the best sermon which makes the hearers go away talking to one another, and praising the speaker, but which makes them go away thoughtful and serious, and hastening to be alone.