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I have learned more of experimental religion since my little boy died than in all my life before.

If misery loves company, misery has company enough.

If you would not have affliction visit you twice, listen at once to what it teaches.

If your cup seems too bitter, if your burden seems too heavy, be sure that it is the wounded hand that is holding the cup, and that it is He who carries the cross that is carrying the burden.

It has done me good to be somewhat parched by the heat and drenched by the rain of life.

It is a great thing, when the cup of bitterness is pressed to our lips, to feel that it is not fate or necessity, but divine love working upon us for good ends.

It is from the remembrance of joys we have lost that the arrows of affliction are pointed.

It is not from the tall, crowded work house of prosperity that men first or clearest see the eternal stars of heaven.

It is not until we have passed through the furnace that we are made to know how much dross there is in our composition.

Never on earth calamity so great, as not to leave to us, if rightly weighed, what would console 'mid what we sorrow for.

Never was there a man of deep piety, who has not been brought into extremities - who has not been put into fire-who has not been taught to say, "Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him."

No Christian but has his Gethsemane; but every praying Christian will find there is no Gethsemane without its angel.

No man ever stated his griefs as lightly as he might. Allow for exaggeration in the most patient and sorely ridden hack that ever was driven. See quote detail

Nothing can occur beyond the strength of faith to sustain, or transcending the resources of religion to relieve.

Paradoxical as it may seem, God means not only to make us good, but to make us also happy, by sickness, disaster and disappointment.

Sanctified afflictions are like so many artificers working on a pious man's crown to make it more bright and massive.

Some maladies are rich and precious and only to be acquired by the right of inheritance or purchased with gold. See quote detail

Strength is born in the deep silence of longsuffering hearts; not amid joy.

Tears are often the telescope through which men see far into heaven.

That which thou dost not understand when thou readest, thou shalt understand in the day of thy visitation; for many secrets of religion are not perceived till they be felt, and are not felt but in the day of calamity.


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