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J. Beaumont Quotes


English religious author
1650)

Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop about on earth, she will never fly to heaven. - But when both are joined together, then doth the soul mount up to her eternal rest.
[Faith]
 

The Christian graces are like perfumes, the more they are pressed, the sweeter they smell; like stars that shine brightest in the dark; like trees which, the more they are shaken, the deeper root they take, and the more fruit they bear.
[Grace]
 

To revenge a wrong is easy, usual, and natural, and, as the world thinks, savors of nobleness of mind; but religion teaches the contrary, and tells us it is better to neglect than to requite it.
[Wrong]
 

We should correct our own faults by seeing how uncomely they appear in others.
[Faults]