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Joseph Cook Quotes





A good creed is a gate to the city that hath foundations; a misleading creed may be a road to destruction, or if both misleading and alluring it may become what Shakespeare calls a primrose path to the eternal bonfire.
 

A mystery is something of which we know that it is, though we do not know how it is.
[Mystery]
 

A natural law is a process, not a power; it is a method of operation, not an operator. A natural law, without God behind it, is no more than a glove without a hand in it.
[Law]
 

Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart.
 

Do you know a book that you are willing to put under your head for a pillow when you lie dying? That is the book you want to study while you are living. There is but one such book in the world.
 

I am no fanatic, I hope, as to Sunday; but as I look abroad over the map of popular freedom in the world, it does not seem to me accidental that Switzerland, Scotland, England, and the United States - the countries which best observe Sunday - constitute almost the entire map of safe popular government.
[Sabbath]
 

Inspiration is such a divine superintendence over the books of the Bible as makes them a trustworthy, infallible and safe guide concerning the way of salvation.
[Inspiration]
 

Narrowness is the mother of unbelief. Obtain a broad outlook if you would agree with God in your philosophy and be able to transmit God's own thought into your life.
[Unbelief]
 

Of all my wife's relations I like myself the best.
 

Only the home can found a state.
[Home]
 

Safe popular freedom consists of four things, the diffusion of liberty, of intelligence, of property, and of conscientiousness, and cannot be compounded of any three out of the four.
[Liberty]
 

There is a God in science, a God in history, and a God in conscience, and these three are one.
[God]
 

What a man sees only in his best moments as truth is truth in all moments.
[Truth]
 

When I am dying I want to know that I have a similarity to God, so that my will is the same as his will, and that I love and hate and wish what he does.
[Death]