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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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Troy Conference Miscellany: Containing a Historical Sketch of Methodism ...

Stephen Parks - 1854 - 423 pages
...can not govern himself is not fit to govern others ; and we are taught by inspiration, that " he who ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city." But however difficult may be the attainment of self-government, the Christian finds the grace of God...
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The National Preacher, Volumes 29-30

1855
...gentle under provocation, and he will soon be looked up to as one that has gained a great victory. " He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city." But can a man be known as having made this conquest without soon becoming a man of strength in the...
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The complete works of Hannah More, Volume 1

Hannah More - 1856
...trials on the one hand, so on the other it holds out more duties If we arc called to battle oftcncr, we have more opportunities of victory. Every temptation resisted, is an enemy subdued ; and lie that rutelf. his own spirit, is betlfr than tic that taketh a city Will. I don't quite understand...
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Memorials of a wife (M.H.).

Martha Hoppus, John Hoppus - 1856
...thou shew to all around that the love of God is shed abroad in thy heart." Solomon has said that " he that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city." Many, who are unacquainted with the human heart, may think this conquest no very desirable performance...
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Documents of the Board of Education of the City of New York

1860
...success under all circumstances. The Teachei must begin his government with the discipline of himself. " He that ruleth his own spirit, is better than he that taketh a city." When he has obtained this victory, he is prepared to govern others. Children are so much the creatures...
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Life Lessons in the School of Christian Duty

Ezra Hall Gillett - 1864 - 407 pages
...his standard-bearer and waves over his prostrate dust the flag of triumph he is the true hero. " He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city." The man who turns his own soul into a battlefield for God, resolved never to shrink or flee till the...
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Cases Decided in the United States Court of Claims ... with ..., Volume 117

United States. Court of Claims, Audrey Bernhardt - 1951
...aggravating circumstances. Perhaps they recalled that the maker of proverbs had said in a time remote that "he that ruleth his own spirit (is better) than he that taketh a city." They, however, did ask why; why had the Government refused to honor the compromise agreement ? That...
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First Lessons in Language, Or, Elements of English Grammar

David Bates Tower - 1867 - 140 pages
...beneficence. 78. Love thy neighbor as thyself. 79. We must content ourselves with what we have. 90. He that ruleth his own spirit, is better than he that taketh a city. 81. Milton, the poet, became blind. 82. Josephine had a sweet and cheerful smile for all. 63. The good...
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The Ladies' Repository, Volume 27

1867
...in a few hours he died died at the age of twenty-one. There is this saying in an ancient book, "He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city." Remember and practice the saying, dear children, for your own and your parents' sake. When Mr. and...
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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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