Hosea Ballou Quotes

Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.

Hosea Ballou

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

Hosea Ballou

As "unkindness has no remedy at law," let its avoidance be with you a point of honor.

Hosea Ballou

A chaste and lucid style is indicative of the same personal traits in the author.

Hosea Ballou

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.

Hosea Ballou

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.

Hosea Ballou

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearsay of little children tends towards the formation of character.

Hosea Ballou

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?

Hosea Ballou

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