ATTERBURY, Francis Quotes
(1662-1732), English bishop
Affliction is a school of virtue: it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning.
They who are not induced to believe and live as they ought by those discoveries which God hath made in Scripture, would stand out against any evidence whatever; even that of a messenger sent express from the other world.
Few, without the hope of another life, would think it worth their while to live above the allurements of sense.
They who marry give hostages to the public that they will not attempt the ruin, or disturb the peace of it.
He had such a gentle method of reproving their faults that they were not so much afraid as ashamed to repeat them.