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[The Devil] impregnates the air with such malignant salts as, meeting with the salt of our microcosm, shall immediately cast us into that fermentation and putrefaction which will utterly dissolve all the vital ties within us. See quote detail

Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething.

Affliction comes to us all not to make us sad, but sober; not to make us sorry, but wise; not to make us despondent, but by its darkness to refresh us, as the night refreshes the day; not to impoverish, but to enrich us, as the plough enriches the field; to multiply our joy, as the seed, by planting, is multiplied a thousand-fold.

Affliction is a divine diet which though it be not pleasing to mankind, yet Almighty God hath often imposed it as a good, though bitter, physic, to those children whose souls are dearest to him.

Affliction is a school of virtue: it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning.

Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, from that good God, who chastens whom he loves.

Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humuily, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish.

Affliction, is the good man's shining scene; prosperity conceals his brightest ray; as night to stars, woe lustre gives to man.

Afflictions sent by providence melt the constancy of the noble minded, but confirm the obduracy of the vile, as the same furnace that liquifies the gold, hardens the clay.

Amid my list of blessings infinite, stands this the foremost, "that my heart has bled."

As in nature, as in art, so in grace; it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their lustre. The more the diamond is cut the brighter it sparkles; and in what seems hard dealing, there God has no end in view but to perfect his people.

As sure as ever God puts his children in the furnace, he will be in the furnace with them.

As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.

Be still, sad heart, and cease repining, Behind the clouds the sun is shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall, - Some days must be dark and dreary.

By afflictions God is spoiling us of what otherwise might have spoiled us. - When he makes the world too hot for us to hold, we let it go.

Come then, affliction, if my Father wills, and be my frowning friend. A friend that frowns is better than a smiling enemy.

Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. - Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions. See quote detail

God sometimes washes the eyes of his children with tears that they may read aright his providence and his commandments.

Heaven tries our virtue by afflictions; as oft the cloud that wraps the present hour, serves but to lighten all our future days!

How fast we learn in a day of sorrow! Scripture shines out in a new effulgence; every verse seems to contain a sunbeam, every promise stands out in illuminated splendor; things hard to be understood become in a moment plain.


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