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Sunday is the common people's great Liberty day, and they are bound to see to it that work does not come into it.

Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.

Sunday, that day so tedious to the tellers of earth, so full of beautiful repose, of calmness and strength for the earnest and heavenly-minded.

The green oasis, the little grassy meadow in the wilderness, where, after the week-day's journey, the pilgrim halts for refreshment and repose.

The keeping of one day in seven holy, as a time of relaxation and refreshment as well as public worship, is of inestimable benefit to a state, considered merely as a civil institution.

The longer I live the more highly do I estimate the Christian Sabbath, and the more grateful do I feel to those who impress its importance on the community.

The Sabbath is God's special present to the workingman, and one of its chief objects is to prolong his life, and preserve efficient his working tone. - The savings bank of human existence is the weekly Sabbath.

The Sabbath is the link between the paradise which has passed away, and the paradise which is yet to come.

The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.

The Sunday is the core of our civilization, dedicated to thought and reverence. - It invites to the noblest solitude and to the noblest society.

There are many persons who look on Sunday as a sponge to wipe out the sins of the week.

There is a Sunday conscience, as well as a Sunday coat; and those who make religion a secondary concern put the coat and conscience carefully by to put on only once a week.

Through the week we go down into the valleys of care and shadow. - Our Sabbaths should be hills of light and joy in God's presence; and so as time rolls by we shall go on from mountain top to mountain top, till at last we catch the glory of the gate, and enter in to go no more out forever.

To say nothing of the divine law, on mere worldly grounds it is plain that nothing is more conducive to the health, intelligence, comfort, and independence of the working classes, and to our prosperity as a people, than our Christian American Sabbath.

To that in men which is secular and animal, Sunday says, "Rest"; to that which is intellectual, moral, and social, "Grow."

Without a Sabbath, no worship; without worship, no religion; and without religion, no permanent freedom.


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