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" ... what we really are. But then, as the world offers more trials on the one hand, so on the other it holds out more duties. If we are called to battle oftener, we have more opportunities of victory. "
The Works of Hannah More - Page 252
by Hannah More - 1836
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A Manual of the Art of Prose Composition: For the Use of Colleges and Schools

John Mitchell Bonnell - 1867 - 359 pages
...elevation of woman. Occasional excitements are essential to progress. Literary fame is the most permanent. He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city. Fanaticism is a kind of insanity. Astronomy proves an intelligent Creator. Old age can be made u huppier...
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The Vernons of Holly mount

Maggie Symington - 1867 - 75 pages
...at some future time, let me impress this lesson upon your minds as the moral of my story, " He who ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city." Are you striving for the mastery of that foe that is ever struggling in our own bosoms ? Be not discouraged...
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The Free Churchman and Christian Spectator, Volume 1

1868
...who wins victories in the sphere of character, the foundation and introduction to outward successes. He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city ; the city-taking power is already involved in his character. There is nothing in the- world so powerful...
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Methodist Review, Volume 52

1870
...justly shall proclaim. One would almost accuse him of plagiarism on the proverb of the wisest of men : "He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city."" How accurately is Paul's doctrine of unselfishness and humility echoed -in these lines : That man is...
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The Indiana School Journal, Volume 15

1870
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Journal of the Life and Religious Services of William Evans: A Minister of ...

William Evans - 1870 - 710 pages
...who takes away the sin of the world, and gives strength to keep the faith and patience of the saints. He that ruleth his own spirit, is better than he that taketh a city ; he will have peace in himself, and spread it among those who are about him. 30th. The committees...
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Our Monthly, Volume 6

1872
...apparently " to his own hurt." He conquered himself, and the endeavor to do so energized him ; for " he that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city." When Charley called upon Madge the first time after she had come to the light, he knew not of the change...
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Gem of Self-control, Or, The West Indian Boy

Madeline Leslie - 1872 - 106 pages
...other way. He has told you in the Bible to be slow to wrath. He encourages you to effort by saying, ' He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city ; ' and he offera you the greatest and most glorious reward that can be named. Listen to these words...
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Funeral Ceremonies and Memorial Services on the Occasion of the Death of Hon ...

Thomas W. Brown - 1873 - 16 pages
...if it be true, as the Scripture alleges, that " he that is slow to anger, is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his own spirit, is better than he that taketh a city," then he whom we to-day mourn, was even mightier than many who wear the laurels of chivalrous conquest,...
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St. Nicholas, Volume 4

1877
...herself, which for man or woman is the highest and most necessary form of government. Solomon says : " He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city ; " and Solomon, as you know, was a king, and understood what becomes crowned people as well as those...
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