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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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The Roll-call of Faith

Charles Dent Bell - 1876 - 342 pages
...valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens." These are men who conquered themselves ; and " he that ruleth his own spirit, is better than he that taketh a city." They fought a good fight ; they warred a good warfare ; they endured hardness, as good soldiers of...
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Memorial of James Madison Macdonald: A Discourse Delivered in the First ...

Lyman Hotchkiss Atwater - 1876 - 32 pages
...his knowledge, had arisen from acts of imprudence arising from temper indulged, but not controlled. " He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city," and contrariwise, he that rules not his own spirit cannot long rule others wisely and well. Dr. MACDUNALD...
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Strong Drink: The Curse and the Cure

Timothy Shay Arthur - 1877 - 676 pages
...of this asserted manhood, I stand as a rock, unmoved, though the billows dash madly against me." " He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city," I replied. " The greatest of all heroes is the man who conquers himself." "Say, rather, he who, single-handed,...
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A Knight of the Nineteenth Century

Edward Payson Roe - 1878 - 520 pages
...many centuries ago, the members of which were entitled to inscribe upon their shields the legend, ' He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city.' But we are carrying this fanciful imagery too far, and had better drop it altogether. I know that you...
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Stories for standard i (-vi).

mrs. William Thomas Greenup - 1880
...gave him the means of winning power that the sword alone could never win. She taught him also that he that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city. All honour to the mother of Alfred the Great. 45. CHARLEY'S CHRISTMAS DREAM. braid, trimming de-clared,...
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Good soldiers, and other addresses

Richard Newton - 1881 - 128 pages
...real hero. He is the bravest boy in the school, for he has conquered himself. And the Bible says : ' He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city.' " After that day Roger had no more trouble in school. No one called him a coward again ; but they all...
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The Blind Man's Creed: And Other Sermons

Charles Henry Parkhurst - 1883 - 246 pages
...not properly our own. Something of this kind was probably intended by the wise man in his proverb, " He that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city." Great enduring power, staying power, was required in the capture of a town or fortress, particularly...
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Life of Edward Thomson, D.D., LL.D.: Late a Bishop of the Methodist ...

Edward Thomson - 1885 - 336 pages
...a self-governed man, a model character in balance. He was a vindication of Solomon's statement that "he that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city." Man is a disorganized, revolutionary creature, always in conflict with himself until subdued by righteousness...
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True Manhood: A Manual for Young Men : a Guide to Physical Strength, Moral ...

Mrs. 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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