THORNTON, Bonnell Quotes
(1724-1768), English humorist
True freedom consists with the observance of law.—Adam was as free in paradise as in the wilds to which he was banished for his transgression.
If a strong attachment of a particular subject, a total ignorance of every other; an eagerness to introduce that subject upon all occasions, and a confirmed habit of declaiming upon it without either wit or discretion, be the marks of a pedantic character, as they certainly are, it belongs to the illiterate as well as the learned; and St. James's itself may boast of producing as arrant pedants as were ever sent forth from a college.
True repentance consists in the heart being broken for sin and broken from sin. Some often repent, yet never reform; they resemble a man travelling in a dangerous path, who frequently starts and stops, but never turns, back.