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By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Adams

He that will be knighted must kneel for it, and he that will enter in at the strait gate must crowd for it-a gate made so on purpose, narrow and hard in the entrance, yet, after we have entered, wide and glorious, that after our pain our joy may be the sweeter.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Adams

The devil makes his Christmas-pie of lawyers' tongues and clerks' fingers.

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Thomas Adams

Grace comes into the soul as the morning sun into the world: there is first a dawning, then a mean light, and at last the sun in his excellent brightness.

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Thomas Adams

Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle.

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Thomas Adams

The ambitious climb high and perilous stairs, and never care how to come down; the desire of rising hath swallowed up their fear of a fall.

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Thomas Adams

Baptizing them in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost: there are three distinct persons: in the Name, not names; there is one essence.

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Thomas Adams

Prevention is so much better than healing because it saves the labor of being sick.

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Thomas Adams

If thou wilt fly from God, the devil will lend thee both spurs and a horse.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Adams

Ahab cast a covetous eye at Naboth's vineyard, David a lustful eye at Bathsheba. The eye is the pulse of the soul; as physicians judge of the heart by the pulse, so we by the eye; a rolling eye, a roving heart. The good eye keeps minute time, and strikes when it should; the lustful, crochet-time, and so puts all out of tune.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Adams

There is no coming to heaven with dry eyes.

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Thomas Adams

Alas! that the farthest and of all our thoughts should be the thought of our ends.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Adams

The patient man is merry indeed.... The jailers that watch him are but his pages of honour, and his very dungeon but the lower side of the vault of heaven. He kisseth the wheel that must kill him; and thinks the stairs of the scaffold of his martyrdom but so many degrees of his ascent to glory. The tormentors are weary of him. the beholders have pitty on him, all men wonder at him; and while he seems below all men, below himself, he is above nature. He hath so overcome hlmself that nothing can conquer him.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Adams

Let us not make the poor our friends by our alms, not our enemies by our scorns. We had better have the ears of God full of their prayers, than heaps of money in our own coffers with their curses.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Adams

Sense of sin may be often great, and more felt than grace; yet not be more than grace. A man feels the ache of his finger more sensibly than the health of his whole body; yet he knows that the ache of a finger is nothing so much as the health of the whole body.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Adams

He who reforms himself, has done much toward reforming others; and one reason why the world is not reformed, is, because each would have others make a beginning, and never thinks of himself doing it.

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Thomas Adams

Better a holy discord than a profane concord.

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Thomas Adams

Ever tell me of a humble heart where I see a stubborn knee.

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Thomas Adams

Self-righteousness is the devil's masterpiece to make us think well of ourselves.

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Thomas Adams

Even the tired horse, when he comes near home, mends pace: be good always, without weariness, but best at last; that the nearer thou comest to the end of thy days, the nearer thou mayest be to the end of thy hopes, the salvation of thy soul.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Adams

We know there is a sun in heaven, yet we cannot see what matter it is made of, but perceive it only by the beams, light and heat. Election is a sun, the eyes of eagles cannot see it, yet we may find it in the heat of vocation, in the light of illumination, in the beams of good works.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Adams

Both in thy private sessions, and the universal assizes, thou shalt be sure of the same Judge, the same jury, the same witnesses, the same verdict. How certain thou art to die, thou knowest; how soon to die, thou knowest not. Measure not thy life with the longest; that were to piece it out with flattery. Thou canst name no living man, not the sickest, which thou art sure shall die before thee.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Adams

He who sends the storm steers the vessel.

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Thomas Adams

As God by creation made two of one, so again by marriage He made one of two.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Adams

Our mind is where our pleasure is, our heart is where our treasure is, our love is where our life is, but all these, our pleasure, treasure, and life, are reposed in Jesus Christ.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Adams

That which a man spits against heaven, shall fall back on his own face.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Adams

Paradise had four rivers that watered the earth.... and howsoever neglected by many, they make glad the city of God. So Bernard sweetly: Eternal life is granted to us in election, promised in our vocation, sealed in our justification, possessed in our glorification. Conclude then, faithfully to thy own soul. I believe, therefore I am justified; I am justified, therefore I am sanctified; I am sanctified, therefore I am called; I am called, therefore I am elected; I am elected, therefore I shall be saved. Oh! settled comfort of joy, which ten thousand devils shall never make void.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Adams

Plan the town, if you like; but in doing it do not forget that you have got to spread the people. Make wider roads, but do not narrow the tenements behind. Dignify the city by all means, but not at the expense of the health of the home and the family life and the comfort of the average workman and citizen.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Adams

He who is proud of his knowledge, has gout in the wrong end.

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Thomas Adams

The covetous man is like a camel with a great hunch on his back; heaven's gate must be made Higher and broader, or he will hardly get in.

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Thomas Adams

Conscience is God's deputy in the soul.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Adams

The hypocrite, certainly, is a secret atheist; for if he did believe there was a God, he durst not be so bold as to deceive Him to His face.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Adams

The covetous man pines in plenty, like Tantalus up to the chin in water, and yet thirsty.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Adams

The Bible is to us what the star was to the wise men; but if we spend all our time in gazing upon it, observing its motions, and admiring its splendor, without being led to Christ by it, the use of it will be lost on us.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Adams

Satan like a fisher, baits his hook according to the appetite of the fish.

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Thomas Adams

He who demands mercy and shows none ruins the bridge over which he himself is to pass.

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Thomas Adams

No man more truly loves God than he that is most fearful to offend Him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Adams

A man may be so bold of his predestination, that he forget his conversation.

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Thomas Adams

Half our virtue arises from our being out of the way of temptation.

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Thomas Adams

A drunkard is the annoyance of modesty, the trouble of civility, the spoil of wealth, the distraction of reason. He is the brewer's agent, the tavern and alehouse benefactor, the beggar's companion, the constable's trouble, his wife's woe, his children's sorrow, his neighbours scoff, his own shame.