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Thomas Adam

clergyman, religious writer

Thomas Adam (February 25, 1701 – March 31, 1784) was a Church of England clergyman and religious writer.


Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)Edit

Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).

  • 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.
    • P. 167.
  • If I were to live to the world's end, and do all the good that man can do, I must still cry, " Mercy!" Why then should I be unwilling or afraid to die this moment, with a sense of God's pardoning love, when I can have no other claim to salvation if I were to live forever?
    • P. 272.
  • We cannot keep thieves from looking in at our windows, but we need not give them entertainment with open doors.
    • P. 582.

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