Philip Doddridge

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Religion, in its most general view, is such a Sense of God in the soul, and such a conviction of our obligations to him, and of our dependence upon him, as shall engage us to make it our great care to conduct ourselves in a manner which we have reason to believe will be pleasing to him.

Philip Doddridge (June 26, 1702October 26, 1751) was an English Nonconformist leader.

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  • Live while you live, the epicure would say,
    And seize the pleasures of the present day;
    Live while you live, the sacred preacher cries,
    And give to God each moment as it flies.
    Lord, in my views, let both united be:
    I live in pleasure when I live to thee.
    • Epigram on his Family Arms, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Awake, my soul! stretch every nerve,
    And press with vigour on;
    A heavenly race demands thy zeal,
    And an immortal crown.
    • Zeal and Vigour in the Christian Race, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Religion, in its most general view, is such a Sense of God in the soul, and such a conviction of our obligations to him, and of our dependence upon him, as shall engage us to make it our great care to conduct ourselves in a manner which we have reason to believe will be pleasing to him.
    • The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul.
  • His goodness stands approved,
    Unchanged from day to day;
    I'll drop my burden at His feet,
    And bear a song away.
    • Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 262.
  • Dear Saviour! we are Thine,
    By everlasting bands;
    Our hearts, our souls, we would resign
    Entirely to Thy hands.
    • Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 397.

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