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"Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel."
William J. Clinton
Hosea Ballou Quotes
A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.
Hosea Ballou

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
Hosea Ballou

Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.
Hosea Ballou

Doubt is an incentive to truth, and patient inquiry leadeth the way.
Hosea Ballou

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
Hosea Ballou

Everything in the world exists to end up in a book.
Hosea Ballou

Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.
Hosea Ballou

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
Hosea Ballou

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
Hosea Ballou

Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred it the coward's revenge for being intimidated.
Hosea Ballou

It is easy to be beautiful; it is difficult to appear so.
Hosea Ballou

Never be so brief as to become obscure.
Hosea Ballou

Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.
Hosea Ballou

No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work.
Hosea Ballou

Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
Hosea Ballou

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
Hosea Ballou

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.
Hosea Ballou

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
Hosea Ballou

The act of divine worship is the inestimable privilege of man, the only created being who bows in humility and adoration.
Hosea Ballou

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.
Hosea Ballou

Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible.
Hosea Ballou

Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.
Hosea Ballou

Though ambition in itself is a vice, it often is also the parent of virtue.
Hosea Ballou

Type:
Clergyman
Date of Birth:
1771-04-30
Year of Death:
1852
Nationality:
American
 

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