Wikiquote:Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers/John M. Mason

John M. Mason (1770-1829).

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Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
  • He who thinks he hath no need of Christ, hath too high thoughts of himself. He who thinks Christ cannot help him, hath too low thoughts of Christ.
    • P. 86.
  • When I go to the house of God I do not want amusement; I want the doctrine which is according to godliness. I want to hear the remedy against the harassing of my guilt and the disorder of my affections. I want to be led from weariness and disappointment to that goodness which filleth the hungry soul. I want to have light upon the mystery of Providence; to be taught how the judgments of the Lord are right; how I shall be prepared for duty and for trial; how I may fear God all the days of my life, and close them in peace.
    • P. 150.
  • They that deny themselves for Christ shall enjoy themselves in Christ.
    • P. 534.
  • Judge thyself with the judgment of sincerity, and thou wilt judge others with the judgment of charity.
    • P. 554.
  • A zealous soul without meekness is like a ship in a storm, in danger of wrecks. A meek soul without zeal, is like a ship in a calm, that moves not so fast as it ought.
    • P. 625.

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