PLUMER, William Swan Quotes
(1802-1880), American clergyman
He who is not liberal with what he has, does but deceive himself when he thinks he would be liberal if he had more.
Meekness cannot well be counterfeited.—It is not insensibility, or unmanliness, or servility; it does not cringe, or whine. It is benevolence imitating Christ in patience, forbearance, and quietness.—It feels keenly, but not malignantly; it abounds in good will, and bears all things.
There is as much difference between genuine patience and sullen endurance, as between the smile of love, and the malicious gnashing of the teeth.
Thoughts, even more than overt acts, reveal character.