with Paradise, the symbol of youth, and ends with the everlasting
with the holy city. The history of every man should be a Bible.—Novalis.
Scriptures teach us the
best way of living, the noblest way of suffering, and the most
way of dying.—Flavel.
they of human
To whom God
To read, to
hope, to pray,
To lift the
force the way;
had they ne'er
Who read to
read to scorn.
needle to the North
Pole, the Bible points to heaven.—R.B. Nichol.
two books laid before
us to study, to prevent our falling into error: first, the volume of
Scriptures, which reveal the will of God; then the volume of the
which express His power.—Bacon.
be well educated
without the Bible. It ought, therefore, to hold the chief place in
situation of learning throughout Christendom; and I do not know of a
service that could be rendered to this republic than the bringing about
this desirable result.—Dr. Nutt.
the Bible in your house?
It is not the Old Testament, it is not the New Testament, it is not the
gospel according to Matthew, or Mark, or Luke, or John; it is the
according to William, it is the Gospel according to Mary, it is the
according to Henry and James, it is the Gospel according to your name.
You write your own Bible.—Beecher.
but from Heaven,
could men unskill'd in arts,
book has saved me;
but that book is not of human origin. Long had I despised it; long had
I deemed it a class-book for the credulous and ignorant; until, having
investigated the Gospel of Christ, with an ardent desire to ascertain
truth or falsity, its pages proffered to my inquiries the simplest
of man and nature, and the simplest, and at the same time the most
system of moral ethics. Faith, hope and charity were enkindled in my
and every advancing step strengthened me in the conviction that the
of this book are as infinitely superior to human morals as its oracles
are superior to human opinions.—M.L. Bautin.
in several parts,
or how, or why
cheat us with a lie?
more abundant grows.—Milton.
- I will
answer for it, the longer
you read the Bible, the more you will like it; it will grow sweeter and
sweeter; and the more you get into the spirit of it, the more you will
get into the spirit of Christ.—Romaine.
- It has
for its author, salvation
for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter:
is all pure, all sincere, nothing too much, nothing wanting.—Locke.
and a newspaper in every
house, a good school in every district—all studied and appreciated as
merit—are the principal support of virtue, morality and civil
is milk for babes,
whilst there is manna for angels; truth level with the mind of a
truth soaring beyond the reach of a seraph.—Rev. Hugh Stowell.
- It is
belief in the Bible, the
fruits of deep meditation, which has served me as the guide of my moral
and literary life. I have found capital safely invested and richly
of interest, although I have sometimes made but a bad use of it.—Goethe.