JEBB, John Quotes
(1775-1833), Irish Protestant bishop
Whether it be for good or evil, the education of the child is principally derived from its own observation of the actions, words, voice, and looks of those with whom it lives.—The friends of the young, then, cannot be too circumspect in their presence to avoid every and the least appearance of evil.
Christianity did not come from Heaven to be the amusement of an idle hour, or the food of mere imagination; to be "as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and playeth well upon an instrument." It is intended to be the guide and companion of all our hours—the serious occupation of our whole existence.