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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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Educational Pamphlets 53: Religions Education].

1887
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True Manhood: A Manual for Young Men

E. R. Shepherd - 1888 - 328 pages
...Perseverance in so noble an effort will win the richest victory of which a human being is capable. " He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city." Effects of Wrong Thoughts. The most frequent result of self-abuse and debasing thoughts is spermatorrhoea...
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Vision: A Magazine for Youth, Volume 1

1888
...resisted. How is it with you, reader? Meekness suggests great self-control. Solomon says, (Prov. 16: 32), "He that ruleth his own spirit, is better than he that taketh a city." But, "He that hath no rule over his own spirit, is like a city that is broken down, and without walls."...
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Evangelical Christendom, Volume 46

1892
...kind of knowledge is better than the philosophy of history, comparative philology and all that ? Yes ; he that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city. The one thing needful is to know God so as to be able to walk with God. What will your prodigious attainments...
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The Arena, Volume 14

1895
...himself while in California to be, under most extreme provocation, a man of marvellous selfcontrol. If he that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city then this man is both good and great. He was while here at all times habitually and many times malignantly...
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REPUBLIC OR EMPIRE?

WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN - 1899
...disregarding the rights of others. Self-restraint is a difficult virtue to practice. Solomon says that 'he that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city.' The American people have shown that they can take a city; will they be able to restrain the spirit...
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The Second Battle: Or, The New Declaration of Independence, 1776-1900; an ...

William Jennings Bryan - 1900 - 575 pages
...disregarding the rights of others. Self-restraint is a difficult virtue to practice. Solomon says that 'he that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city.' The American people have shown that they can take a city ; will they be able to restrain the spirit...
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Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of ...

Freemasons. Grand Lodge of the State of New York - 1900
...that helped to make him what he afterwards became was his power of self-control. The Bible says, " He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city." Centuries of experience have confirmed the truth of the statement. No man is fit to command who is...
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British Poets of the Revolution Age: (Burns, Byron, Moore, Scott, Shelley ...

William Clarke Robinson - 1900 - 188 pages
..."demon," and kept himself within control; and his later equanimity proves again the truth that " he who ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city." His poem on " Peter Bell," " The Wagoner," and " Laodomia" (a beautiful tale of faithful wifehood from...
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Pioneer Days in Kansas

Richard Cordley - 1903 - 274 pages
...been expecting anything of the kind, but I had somehow been led to choose for my text the words, " He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city." I remember only two sentences: " Alexander conquered the world, but was himself conquered by his passions....
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