The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: The Journal of John Woolman ; Fruits of Solitude

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P.F. Collier, 1909 - 416 Seiten

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Seite 243 - Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, if there be any praise, think on these things " and do them, and the God of peace shall be with you.
Seite 86 - Here will I hold. If there's a power above us — And that there is, all nature cries aloud Through all her works — He must delight in virtue; And that which He delights in must be happy.
Seite 26 - Thus I went up Market Street as far as Fourth Street, passing by the door of Mr. Read, my future wife's father; when she, standing at the door, saw me, and thought I made, as I certainly did, a most awkward, ridiculous appearance.
Seite 19 - I conceive or apprehend a thing to be so and so; it appears to me, or I should think it so or so, for such and such reasons; or I imagine it to be so; or it is so, if I am not mistaken. This habit, I believe, has been of great advantage to me when I have had occasion to inculcate my opinions, and persuade men into measures that I have been from time to time engaged in promoting...
Seite 26 - I met a boy with bread. I had made many a meal on bread, and, inquiring where he got it, I went immediately to the baker's he directed me to, in Second street...
Seite 83 - TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness ; drink not to elevation. 2. SILENCE. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself ; avoid trifling conversation.
Seite 87 - Father of light and life ! thou Good Supreme ! O teach me what is good ! teach me Thyself ! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit ? and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure ; Sacred, substantial, never-fading bliss...
Seite 79 - Seest thou a man diligent in his calling, he shall stand before kings, he shall not stand before mean men...
Seite 47 - Those who continued sotting with beer all day, were often, by not paying, out of credit at the alehouse, and used to make interest with me to get beer; their light, as they phrased it, being out.
Seite 200 - Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; The labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; The flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

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