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J. Beaumont Quotes

English religious author

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.

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.

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.

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