Maxims On How To Be Happy

I will give you several good maxims which may help you to become happier than you would be without knowing them. But as to being completely happy — that you can never be until you get to Heaven. 1. The first is, “Try your best to make others happy.” Phil 2:3 “I never was happy,”…

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14 Hints For Young People

I have frequently referred, and have reason to do it with thankfulness, to the kind solicitude shown by some of my friends in behalf of the young. Many of their sayings are deeply impressed on my mind, and much excellent advice on the subject I have written from books which they have either lent me…

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Maxims On Self-Examination

Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the LORD! – Lamentations 3:40 Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?-unless indeed you fail to meet the test! – 2 Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves. What!…

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16 Maxims on Friendship and Company.

“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 “Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.” Proverbs 23:20-21 “Too much familiarity breeds contempt.” “Suspect extraordinary and groundless civilities.” “Suspect a tale-bearer; and never trust…

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8 Maxims On God’s Providence

Some people sadly forget that they are constantly dependent on Providence. If things prosper with them, they take all the credit to their own skill and diligence—or else they stupidly ascribe it to good luck. Others speak of Providence with a trifling levity, very unfitting the subject. In the most thoughtless manner such people will…

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11 Maxims Against Sin

Abstain from every form of evil. – 1 Thessalonians 5:22 The maxims on sin, I have gleaned as opportunity offered, partly from books, partly from the conversation of friends. I wish they may be remembered by my children, and prove profitable to them in the hour of temptation. 1. “It is the mischievous property of…

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