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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 Scriptural View of Woman's Rights and Duties: In All the Important ...

Elizabeth Wilson - 1849 - 376 pages
...sufferings ennobles every great character. She is also incomparably the greatest ruler of the two. " He that ruleth his own spirit, is better than he that taketh a city;" the husband hath not taken a city,—he has only subdued a poor fragile woman to his will. Since our...
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Life in the West; Or, The Moreton Family: Written for the American Sunday ...

1851 - 154 pages
...resolution, one of the boys called out, " Halloo ! black-eye !" but Charlie repeated to himself, " He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city." 16* Quickening his steps, he reached forth his hand to Duncan, and, despite the choking in his throat,...
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Religious Emblems: Being a Series of Emblematic Engravings, with Written ...

William Holmes, John Warner Barber - 1851 - 318 pages
...a diadem of glory for the self-conquered, bearing in letters of heavenly light this inscription : " He that ruleth his own spirit, is better than he that taketh a city," Madness, by nature reigns within, The passions burn and rage ; Till God's own Son, with skill divine,...
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The Life of Faith in the Son of God, Illustrated in the Memoirs of J. Field

Robert Huston - 1851
...had he conquered his own spirit, — and "he that is slow to anger is better than the mighty;" while "he that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city," (Prov. xvi. 32,) — that, one of his correspondents wondering at his freedom from resentment, he replies,...
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The Massachusetts Teacher, Volume 5

1852
...thee a disposition to fret, and worry in spirit, oh! purge it away; remember with the wise man, that " he that ruleth his own spirit, is better than he that taketh a city." If you are ready to say sometimes that " there never •was such a trying employment," then let it...
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The Opal, Volume 2

1852
...thy God in vain for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain." Another, " He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city;" "Thou shali call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from his sins," a sweet text and a beautiful...
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The Massachusetts Teacher: A Journal of School and Home Education, Volume 5

1852
...a disposition to fret, and worry in spirit, oh ! purge it away ; remember with the wise man, that " he that ruleth his own spirit, is better than he that taketh a <;ity." If you are ready to say sometimes that " there never was such a trying employment," then let...
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The Ladies' Diadem: a Token of Friendship

Edward A. Rice - 1853 - 290 pages
...and governing themselves, attain to one of the highest honors that human effort ever secures ; for " he that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city." GHH PARTY SPIRIT IN RELIGION. " Love is not a part of my religion, but my religion itself."—Baxter....
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Essays in Literature and Ethics

Charles White - 1853 - 471 pages
...home, by molding and ruling the individual in whom it dwells. The highest of all wisdom has said, " He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city." The latter, the taking of a city, is a physical labor, disarranging some masonry of stone and mortar,...
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Michigan Journal of Education and Teachers' Magazine, Volumes 1-2

1854
...mind with the gathered stores of knowledge, or burdens it with the cumbrous formulas of science. " He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city." An appeal to the history of the men of high executive talent, the men of tireless energy, and indomitable...
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