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vigor in the body, intelligence in the brain, and spirit in the whole constitution.— Franklin.

TEMPERANCE AND KNOWLEDGE.—There is no difference between knowledge and temperance; for he who knows what is good and embraces it, and who knows what is bad and avoids it, is learned and temperate. But they who know very well what ought to be done, and yet do quite otherwise, are ignorant and stupid. --Socrates.

TEMPTATION.--Bearing up against temptations and prevailing over them, is the very thing wherein the whole life of religion consists: It is the trial which God puts upon us in this world, by which we are to make evidence of our love and obedience to him, and of our fitness to be made members of his kingdom.Dr. Samuel Clarke's Sermons.

TEMPTATION, HOW TO BE SAFE FROM.—Do all that you can to stand, and then fear lest you may fall, and by the grace of God you are safe.-Edwards.

TEMPTATIONS.—Temptations are a file which rub off much of the rust of our self-confidence. - Fénelon.

TESTAMENTS, THE OLD AND NEW.--The Old and New Testaments are an inseparable whole. They are like the cherubims above the ark, which faced each other; one casts light on the other, and by means of one we understand the other.

TESTIMONY AND ARGUMENT.— Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long-bow, the force of it depends on the strength of the hand that draws it. Argument is like an arrow from a cross-bow, which has equal force though shot by a child.Boyle.

TESTIMONY FOR CHRIST.-The two men who were most interested in finding Christ guilty, both bore their testimony to his innocence, one saying, “I have betrayed innocent blood;"

;" and the other, “ I find no fault in him.”—Pres. Ed. wards.

THEORY AND PRACTICE.—The practices of good men are more subject to error than their speculations. I will then honor good examples, but I will live by good precepts.

THEORY AND PRACTICE.—It is not difficult to conceive, that, for many reasons, a man writes much better than he lives. For without entering into refined speculations, it may be shown much easier to design than to perform. A man proposes his schemes of life in a state of abstraction and dis. engagement, exempt from the enticements of hope, the solicitations of affection, the importunities of appetite, or the depressions of fear, and is in the same state with him that teaches upon land the art of navigation, to whom the sea is always smooth, and the wind always prosperous.--Johnson.

THEORY AND PRACTICE IN MORALS.-It is recorded of Sir Matthew Hale, that he, for a long time, concealed the consecration of himself to the stricter duties of religion, lest, by some flagitious and shameful action, he should bring piety into disgrace. For the same reason it may be prudent for a writer, who apprehends that he shall not enforce his own maxims by his domestic character, to conceal his name,

that he may not injure them.—Johnson.

THEORY AND PRACTICE IN POLITICS.—Men in a party have liberty. only for their motto; in reality they are greater slaves than anybody else would care to make them.-Saville.

THINK.—Thought engenders thought. Place one idea upon paper, another will follow it, and still another, until you have written a page. You cannot fathom your mind. There is a well of thought there which has no bottom. The more you draw from it, the more clear an: fruitful will it be (f you neglect to think yourself, and use other people's thoughts, giving them utterance only, you will never know what you are capable of. At first your ideas may come out in lumps homely and shapeless; but no matter; time and perseverance will arrange and polish them. Learn to think, ind you will learn to write; the more you think, the better you will express your ideas.

THINKERS.—Thinkers are scarce as gold: but he, whose thoughts embrace all their subject, who pursues it uninterruptedly and fearless of consequences, is a diamond of enor. mous size.—Lavater.

THINKERS, ORIGINAL.—There are very few original thinkers in the world, or ever have been; the greatest part of those who are called philosophers, have adopted the opinions of some who went before them, and so having chosen their respective guides, they maintain with zeal what they have thus imbibed.—Encyc. Brit.


THINKERS, PROFOUND SHALLOW.-In my opinion, profound minds are the most likely to think lightly of resources of human reason; and it is the pert superficial thinker who is generally strongest in every kind of unbelief. The deep philosopher sees chains of causes and effects 80 wonderfully and strangely linked together, that he is usually the last person to decide upon the impossibility of any two series of events being independent of each other ; and in science, so many natural miracles, as it were, have been brought to light—such as the fall of stones from meteors in the atmosphere, the disarming a thunder-cloud by a metallic point, the production of fire from ice by a metal white as silver, and the referring certain laws of motion of the sea to the moon—that the physical inquirer is seldom disposed to assert, confidently, on any abstruse subjects belonging to the order of natural things, and still less so on

those relating to the more mysterious relations of morai events and intellectual natures.--Davy.

THINKING.—Thinking nurseth thinking -Sidney.

Thought.-- The key to every man is his thought. Sturdy and defying though he look, he has a helm which he obeys, which is the idea after which all his facts are classified. He can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own.-R. W. Emerson.

Thought.-What we are afraid to do before men, we should be afraid to think before God.

THOUGHT.-To have thought far too little, we shall find in the review of life, among our capital faults.-J. Foster.

THOUGHT NEVER DIES.—It is a terrible thought to remember that nothing can be forgotten. I have somewhere read, that not an oath is uttered that does not continue to vibrate through all time, in the wide-spreading current of soundnot a prayer lisped, that its record is not to be found stamped on the laws of nature by the indelible seal of the Almighty's will. - Cooper.

THOUGHTFULNESS.—He that will not reflect is a ruined man.-Old Proverb.

THOUGHTFULNESS.—There are soft mom

oments, even to des. peradoes. God does not, all at once, abandon even them. Cecil.

Thoughts.—The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts, therefore guard accordingly; and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.-Marcus Antoninus.

THOUGHTS, BAD.—Bad thoughts are worse enemies than lions and tigers; for we can keep out of the way of wild beasts, but bad thoughts win their way everywhere. The cup that is full will hold no more; keep your hearts full of good thoughts, that bad thoughts may find no room to enter.

THOUGHTS, BAD, AND ACTIONS.—Every one must see and feel, that bad thoughts quickly ripen into bad actions; and that if the latter only are forbidden, and the former left free, all morality will soon be at an end.Porteus.

Thoughts, RIGHT DIRECTION OF.—Man being made a reasonable, and so a thinking creature, there is nothing more worthy of his being, than the right direction and employment of his thoughts, since upon this depends both his usefulness to the public, and his own present and future benefit in all respects.-- Wm. Penn.

THREATENING.—The man who threatens the world is always ridiculous ; for the world can easily go on without him, and, in a short time, will cease to miss him.Johnson.

TIME.—The great rule of moral conduct is, next to God, to respect time.—Lavater.

TIME.—Time is painted with a lock before, and bald behind, signifying thereby, that we must take time (as we say) by the forelock, for when it is once passed there is no recall. ing it.--Swift.

TIME.—To choose time is to save time; and an unseasonable motion is but beating the air. There be three parts of business: the preparation; the debate, or examination; and the perfection; whereof, if you look for despatch, let the middle only be the work of many, and the first and last the work of few. - Lord Bacon.

TIME.—There is a time to be born, and a time to die, says Solomon, and it is the memento of a truly wise man: but there is an interval between these two times of infinite importance.-Richmond.

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