Hosea Ballou

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Humanity, in the aggregate, is progressing, and philanthropy looks forward hopefully

Hosea Ballou (30 April 17717 June 1852) was an American Universalist clergyman and theological writer.

Quotes[edit]

  • If our Creator has so bountifully provided for our existence here, which is but momentary, and for our temporal wants, which will soon be forgotten, how much more must He have done for our enjoyment in the everlasting world?
    • Reported in Biography of Rev. Hosea Ballou (1854) p. 261.
  • Humanity, in the aggregate, is progressing, and philanthropy looks forward hopefully.
    • Reported in Edge-Tools of Speech (1886) by Maturin M. Ballou, p. 397.
  • Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearsay of little children tends towards the formation of character.
    • Manuscript, Sermons; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 216.
  • There is one inevitable criterion of judgment touching religious faith in doctrinal matters. Can you reduce it to practice? If not, have none of it.
    • Manuscript, Sermons; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 254.
  • Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
    • Manuscript, Sermons; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 350.
  • Hatred is self-punishment.
    • Manuscript, Sermons; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 354.
  • Idleness is emptiness; the tree in which the sap is stagnant, remains fruitless.
    • Manuscript, Sermons; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 384.
  • God's glowing covenant.
    • Manuscript, Sermons; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 655.
  • A chaste and lucid style is indicative of the same personal traits in the author.
    • Manuscript, Sermons; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 758.
  • As "unkindness has no remedy at law," let its avoidance be with you a point of honor.
    • Manuscript, Sermons; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 828.

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