English Nonconformist Divine, Congregational Preacher
A dislike of death is no proof of the want of religion. The instincts of nature shrink from it, for no creature can like its own dissolution. But though death is not desired, the result of it may be, for dying... is the way to life eternal.
Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is.
Though a good motive cannot sanctify a bad action, a bad motive will always vitiate a good action.
One of the most useless of all things is to take a deal of trouble in providing against dangers that never come. How many toil to lay up riches which they never enjoy; to provide for exigencies that never happen; to prevent troubles that never come; sacrificing present comfort and enjoyment in guarding against the wants of a period they may never live to see.