WILSON, Daniel Quotes
(1778-1858), English theologian
Envy makes us see what will serve to accuse others, and not perceive what may justify them.
Faith is the root of all good works; a root that produces nothing is dead.
No man will go to heaven when he dies who has not sent his heart thither while he lives. Our greatest security is to be derived from duty, and our only confidence from the mercy of God through Jesus Christ.
Morality does not make a Christian, yet no man can bo a Christian without it.
We are surrounded by motives to piety and devotion, if we would but mind them. The poor are designed to excite our liberality: the miserable, our pity; the sick, our assistance; the ignorant, our instruction; those that are fallen, our helping hand. In those who are vain, we see the vanity of the world; in those who are wicked, our own frailty. When we see good men rewarded, it confirms our hope; and when evil men are punished, it excites our fear.
Whate'er my doom, it cannot be unhappy, for God has given me the boon of resignation.
He that would prepare for heaven must honor the Sabbath upon earth.
God is too great to be withstood, too just to do wrong, too good to delight in any one's misery.—We ought, therefore, quietly to submit to his dispensations as the very best.
When a man resists sin on human motives only, he will not hold out long.