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#1. Yes, I live in God, and shall eternally. It is His hand upholds me now; and death will be but an uplifting of me into His bosom. - Author: William Mountford
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#2. Ownership in the world I have none, but I have an infinite interest in it; for if not my own it is my God's; and so it is mine in a higher than a legal sense. Yes, this is the beauty, this is the whole sublimity, this is the tender delight of life - that it is of God's governing. - Author: William Mountford
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#3. Men would not be so hasty to abandon the world either as monks or as suicides, did they but see the jewels of wisdom and faith which are scattered so plentifully along its paths; and lacking which no soul can come again from beyond the grave to gather. - Author: William Mountford
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#4. Do we not hear voices, gentle and great, and some of them like the voices of departed friends, - do we not hear them saying to us, Come up hither? - Author: William Mountford
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#5. The second childhood of a saint is the early infancy of a happy immortality, as we believe. - Author: William Mountford
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#6. No martyr ever went the way of duty, and felt the shadow of death upon it. The shadow of death is darkest in the valley, which men walk in easily, and is never felt at all on a steep place, like Calvary. Truth is everlasting, and so is every lover of it; and so he feels himself almost always. - Author: William Mountford
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#7. Only let us love God, and then nature will compass us about like a cloud of Divine witnesses; and all influences from the earth, and things on the earth, will be ministers of God to do us good. Only let there be God within us, and then every thing outside us will become a godlike help. - Author: William Mountford
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#8. What thousands and millions of recollections there must be in us! And every now and then one of them becomes known to us; and it shows us what spiritual depths are growing in us, what mines of memory. - Author: William Mountford
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#9. Yes, death, the hourly possibility of it, death is the sublimity of life. - Author: William Mountford
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#10. With a mind not diseased, a holy life is a life of hope, and at the end of it, death is a great act of hope. - Author: William Mountford
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#11. Let God do with me what He will, anything He will; and, whatever it be, it will be either heaven itself, or some beginning of it. - Author: William Mountford
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#12. God would never have let us long for our friends with such a strong and holy love, if they were not waiting for us. - Author: William Mountford
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#13. Night by night I will lie down and sleep in the thought of God, and in the thought, too, that my waking may be in the bosom of the Father; and some time it will be, so I trust. - Author: William Mountford
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#14. To understand at all what life means, one must begin with Christian belief. And I think knowledge may be sorrow with a man unless he loves. - Author: William Mountford
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#15. This earth will be looked back on like a lowly home, and this life of ours be remembered like a short apprenticeship to duty. - Author: William Mountford
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#16. O it is a happy thing to feel ourselves helpless and naught, for then the presence of God is felt to wrap us about so lovingly! Everlasting, infinite, almighty, these are the words that strengthen us with speaking them. - Author: William Mountford
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#17. Let a disciple live as Christ lived, and he will easily believe in living again as Christ does. - Author: William Mountford
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#18. Not every hour, nor every day, perhaps, can generous wishes ripen into kind actions; but there is not a moment that cannot be freighted with prayer. - Author: William Mountford
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#19. It would not be more unreasonable to transplant a favorite flower out of black earth into gold dust than it is for a person to let money-getting harden his heart into contempt, or into impatience, of the little attentions, the merriments and the caresses of domestic life. - Author: William Mountford
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#20. Where is the subject that does not branch out into infinity? For every grain of sand is a mystery; so is every daisy in summer, and so is every snowflake in winter. Both upwards and downwards, and all around us, science and speculation pass into mystery at last. - Author: William Mountford
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#21. It is our souls which are the everlastingness of God's purpose in this earth. - Author: William Mountford
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#22. Eternity is the divine treasure-house, and hope is the window, by means of which mortals are permitted to see, as through a glass darkly, the things which God is preparing. - Author: William Mountford
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#23. Duty reaches down the ages in its effects, and into eternity; and when the man goes about it resolutely, it seems to me now as though his footsteps were echoing beyond the stars, though only heard faintly in the atmosphere of this world. - Author: William Mountford
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#24. To commiserate is sometimes more than to give, for money is external to a man's self, but he who bestows compassion communicates his own soul. - Author: William Mountford
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#25. It is not in the bright, happy day, but only in the solemn night, that other worlds are to be seen shining in their long, long distances. And it is in sorrow - the night of the soul - that we see farthest, and know ourselves natives of infinity, and sons and daughters of the Most High. - Author: William Mountford
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#26. I do not say the mind gets informed by action, - bodily action; but it does get earnestness and strength by it, and that nameless something that gives a man the mastership of his faculties. - Author: William Mountford
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#27. When we feel how God was in our sorrows, we shall trust the more blessedly that He will be in our deaths. - Author: William Mountford
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#28. The years of old age are stalls in the cathedral of life in which for aged men to sit and listen and meditate and be patient till the service is over, and in which they may get themselves ready to say "Amen" at the last, with all their hearts and souls and strength. - Author: William Mountford
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#29. It is from out of the depths of our humility that the height of our destiny looks grandest. Let me truly feel that in myself I am nothing, and at once, through every inlet of my soul. God comes in, and is everyone in me. - Author: William Mountford
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#30. Selfishness, eager for a heaven of enjoyment, is quite a different thing in the soul from love and purity and truth, yearning together for what is their natural element. - Author: William Mountford
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#31. For knowledge to become wisdom, and for the soul to grow, the soul must be rooted in God: and it is through prayer that there comes to us that which is the strength of our strength, and the virtue of our virtue, the Holy Spirit. - Author: William Mountford
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