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A truly virtuous person is like good metal, - the more he is fired, the more he is fined; the more he is opposed, the more he is approved. Wrongs may well try him and touch him, but they cannot imprint on him any false stamp.

Amid my list of blessings infinite, stands this the foremost, "that my heart has bled."

As in nature, and in the arts, so in grace; it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their lustre. - The more the diamond is cut the brighter it sparkles, and in what seems hard dealing God has no end in view but to perfect our graces. - He sends tribulations, but tells us their purpose, that "tribulation worketh patience, and patience experience, and experience hope."

As sure as ever God puts his children in the furnace, he will be in the furnace with them.

Beckon any matter of trial to thee among thy gains.

Blessed be the discipline that makes me reach out to a closer union with Jesus! - Blessed be the dews of the spirit that keep my leaf ever green! - Blessed be the trials which shake down the ripe golden fruits from the branches.

Every man will have his own criterion in forming his judgment of others. I depend very much on the effect of affliction. I consider how a man comes out of the furnace; gold will lie for a month in the furnace without losing a grain.

God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.

God hath many sharp-cutting instruments and rough files for the polishing of his jewels; and those he especially loves, and means to make the most resplendent, he hath oftenest his tools upon.

God often lays the sum of his amazing providences in very dismal afflictions; as the limner first puts on the dusky colors, on which he intends to draw the portraiture of some illustrious beauty.

Great trials seem to be a necessary preparation for great duties.

In the time of Jesus, the mount of transfiguration was on the way to the cross. - In our day the cross is on the way to the mount of transfiguration. - If you would be on the mountain, you must consent to pass over the road to it.

It is the easiest thing in the world to obey God when he commands us to do what we like, and to trust him when the path is all sunshine. The real victory of faith is to trust God in the dark, and through the dark.

It is trial that proves one thing weak and another strong. - A house built on the sand is in fair weather just as good as if builded on a rock. - A cobweb is as good as the mightiest cable when there is no strain upon it.

It was a beautiful and striking reply, given by one in affliction, who, when asked how it was that he bore it so well, replied, - "It lightens the stroke, I find, to draw near to Him who handles the rod."

Outward attacks and troubles rather fix than unsettle the Christian, as tempests from without only serve to root the oak faster; while an inward canker will gradually rot and decay it.

The best people need afflictions for trial of their virtue. How can we exercise the grace of contentment, if all things succeed well; or that of forgiveness, if we have no enemies?

The brightest crowns that are worn in heaven have been tried, and smelted, and polished, and glorified through the furnace of tribulation.

The cloud which appeared to the prophet Ezekiel carried with it winds and storms, but it was environed with a golden circle; so the storms of affliction which happen to God's children, are encompassed with brightness and smiling felicity.

The hardest trial of the heart is, whether it can bear a rival's failure without triumph.


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