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arms are folded. God helps those that help themselves. Providence smiles on those who put their shoulders to the wheel that propels to wealth and happiness.
EXPECTATION.-In our pursuit of the things of this world, we usually prevent enjoyment by expectation; we antici. pate our own happiness, and eat out the heart and sweetness of worldly pleasures, by delightful forethoughts of them ; so that.when we come to possess them, they do not answer the expectation, nor satisfy the desires which were raised about them, and they vanish into nothing. --Tillotson. .
EXPECTATION. -We part more easily with what we possess, than with the expectation of what we wish for: and the reason of it is, that what we expect is always greater than what we enjoy.—The World.
EXPENSE.—Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain : and it is easier to build two chimneys, than to keep one in fuel.Franklin.
EXPENSES, DOMESTIC.—No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction. A man is pleased that his wife is dressed as well as other people, and the wife is pleased that she is dressed. --Johnson.
EXPENSES, LITTLE. -What maintains one vice, would bring up two children.
think that a little tea, or a little punch now and then, diet a little more costly, clothes perhaps a little finer, and a little entertainment now and then, can be no matter; but remember, many a little makes a meikle; and farther, beware of little expenses ; a small leak will sink a great ship.—Franklin.
EXPERIENCE.-All is but lip-wisdom which wants experi ence.—Sir P. Sidney.
EXPERIENCE.—No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience. — Terence.
EXPERIENCE.—Experience keeps a dear school ; but fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that; for it is true, we may give advice, but we cannot give conduct. However, they that will not be counselled, cannot be helped, and if you will not hear reason, she will surely rap your knuckles. -Franklin.
EXTRAVAGANCE.— Laws cannot prevent extravagance; and perhaps it is not always an evil to the public. A shilling spent idly by a fool may be picked up by a wiser person, who knows better what to do with it; it is, therefore, not lost. — Franklin.
EXTREMES. ---Extremes meet in almost everything : it is hard to tell whether the statesman at the top of the world, or the ploughman at the bottom, labors hardest.
EvE.-—That fine part of our constitution, the eye, seems as much the receptacle and seat of our passions, appetites, and inclinations, as the mind itself; and at least it is the outward portal to introduce them to the house within, or rather the common thoroughfare to let our affections pass in and out. Love, anger, pride, and avarice, all visibly move in those little orbs.-Spectator.
FABLES.—The virtue which we gather from a fable or an allegory, is like the health we get by hunting; as we aro engaged in an agreeable pursuit that draws us on with pleasure, and makes us insensible of the fatigues that accom pany it.— Addison.
FAILINGS.—The finest composition of human nature, as well as the finest china, may have flaws in it, though the pat. tern may be of the highest value.
OF THE GOOD..
Such is the force of envy and ill-nature, that the failings of good men are more published to the world than their good deeds; and that one fault of a deserving man, shall meet with more reproaches than all his virtues will with praise.
FAITH.— Faith is a certain image of eternity. All things are present to it—things past, and things to come. Faith converses with angels, and antedates the hymns of glory. Every man that hath this grace, is as certain there are glories for him, if he perseveres in duty, as if he had heard and sung the blessed thanksgiving song for the blessed sentence of doomsday.—Jeremy Taylor.
FAITH.— Faith is not only a means of obeying, but a principal act of obedience. It is not only a needful foundationnot only an altar on which to sacrifice, but it is a sacrifice itself, and perhaps, of all, the greatest. It is a submission of our understandings; an oblation of our idolized reason to God, wbich he requires so indispensably, that our whole will and affections, though seemingly a larger sacrifice, will not without it be received at his hands.— Young:
FAITH AND INCLINATION. — Naturally, men are prone to spin themselves a web of opinions out of their own brain, and to have a religion that may be called their own. Men are far readier to make themselves a faith, than to receive that which God hath formed to their hands; and they are far readier to receive a doctrine that tends to their carnal commodity, or honor, or delight, than one that tends to self-denial.— Baxter.
FAITH, JUSTIFICATION BY. -The Calvinistic people of Scotland, Switzerland, Holland, and New Englavd. have been more moral than the same classes among other nations. The se who preached faith, or in other words a pure mind, have always produced more popular virtue than those who preached good acts, or the mere regulation of outward works. --Sir J. McIntosh.
FAITH, ITS STANDARD.-- – The human mind is so mutable, that no individual can fix a standard of bis own faith, much less can he commission another to establish one for him and his posterity. And this power would in no hands be so dangerous, as in those of the statesman or priest, who has the folly and presumption to think himself qualified to exercise it. -Percival.
FAITH AND UNBELIEF.— Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better : unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil
Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear; unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf: unbelief starves the soul; faith finds food in famine, and a table in the wilderness. In the greatest danger, faith says, “I have a great God.” When outward strength is broken, faith rests on the promisus. In the midst of sorrow, faith draws the sting out of every trouble, and takes out the bitterness from every affliction. FAITH AND WORKS.
-Faith and works are as necessary to our spiritual life as Christians, as soul and body are to our life as men; for faith is the soul of religion, and works, the body.—Colton.
FALSENIOOD.—Some men relate what they think, as what they know; some men of confused memories, and habitual inaccuracy, ascribe to one man what belongs to another; and some talk on without thought or care. A few men are suf. ficient to broach falsehoods, which are afterwards innocently diffused by successive relaters.—Johnson.
FALSEHOOD. —A liar begins with making falsehood appear
like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.—Shenstone. FALSEHOOD, ITS FESULT.—The gain of lying is nothing else
but not to be trusted of any, nor to be believed when we say the truth.—Sir W. Raleigh.
FALSEHOOD, ONE LEADS TO MANY.—He who tells a lie is not sensible how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.Pope.
FALSEHOOD, VARIOUS IN FORM.—If falsehood had, like truth, but one face only, we should be upon better terms; for we should then take the contrary to what the liar says
for tain truth ; but the reverse of truth hath a hundred figures, and a field indefinite without bound or limit.--Montaigne.
FAME.—The way to fame, is like the way to heaventhrough much tribulation.-Sterne.
FAME, COMMON.—Common fame is the only liar that deserveth to have some respect still reserved to it; though she telleth many an untruth, she often hits right, and most especially when she speaketh ill of men.—Saville.
FAME, ITS PURSUIT.—He that pursues fame with just claims, trusts his happiness to the winds; but he that endeavors after it by false merit, has to fear, not only the violence of the storm, but the leaks of his vessel. Though he should happen to keep above water for a time by the help of a soft breeze, and a calm sea, at the first gust he must inevitably founder, with this melancholy reflection, that if he would have been content with his natural station he might have escaped his calamity.-Johnson.
FAME, ITS PURSUIT — There is not in the world go toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame: life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work.--Bruyere.