God is a sure paymaster. He may not pay at the end of every week, or month, or year, but remember He pays in the end.
"One soweth and another reapeth" is a verity that applies to evil as well as good.
Nemesis is lame, but she is of colossal stature; and sometimes, while her sword is not yet unsheathed, she stretches out her huge left arm and grasps her victim. The mighty hand is invisible, but the victim totters under the dire clutch.
Retribution is one of the grand principles in the divine administration of human affairs; a requital is imperceptible only to the willfully unobservant. There is everywhere the working of the everlasting law of requital: man always gets as he gives.
God's mill grinds slow but sure.
The more pure and righteous a moral being is, the more squarely must he antagonize, the more intensely must he hate, the more surely must he punish impurity and unrighteousness. Volcanic fire inside the globe, and forked lightning outside of it, are faint emblems of holy wrath.—When a thoroughly bad man stands revealed only lightning is logical.—He that sows the wind ought to reap the whirlwind.
Man never fastened one end of a chain around the neck of his brother, that God did not fasten the other end round the neck of the oppressor.
The blind and cowardly spirit of evil is forever telling you that evil things are pardonable, and you shall not die for them; and that good things are impossible, and you need not live for them. And, if you believe these things, you will find some day, to your cost, that they are untrue.
Old age seizes upon an ill-spent youth, like fire upon a rotten house.—It was rotten before, and must have fallen of itself, so that it is only one ruin anticipating another.
Life resembles the banquet of Damocles; the sword is ever suspended.