Hosea Ballou

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A religion that requires persecution to sustain it is of the devil’s propagation. Religion & God
Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature. Nature ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way. Truth
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Energy, like the biblical grain of the mustard-seed, will remove mountains. Nature
Error is always more busy than truth. Truth
Everything in the world exists to end up in a book.
Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.
Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage. Truth
Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
Hatred is self-punishment.
It is easy to be beautiful; it is difficult to appear so.
Never be so brief as to become obscure.
Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.
No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic. Life
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. Happiness & Unhappiness
Religion which requires persecution to sustain, it is of the devil's propagation. Religion & God
Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness. Happiness & Unhappiness
Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams. Inspiration
The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper, and render them more important.
Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible.
There is no such things as 'best' in the world of individuals.
Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.
Though ambition in itself is a vice, it often is also the parent of virtue.