John M. Mason, fully John Mitchell Mason

John M.
Mason, fully John Mitchell Mason
1770
1829

American Theologian

Author Quotes

A zealous soul without meekness, is like a ship in a storm, in danger of wrecks. A meek soul without zeal, is like a ship in a calm, that moves not so fast as it ought.

Want of punctuality is a want of virtue.

Our conscience is a fire within us, and our sins as the fuel; instead of warming, it will scorch us, unless the fuel be removed, or the heat of it be allayed by penitential tears.

When I go to the house of God I do not want amusement; I want the doctrine which is according to godliness. I want to hear the remedy against the harassing of my guilt and the disorder of my affections. I want to be led from weariness and disappointment to that goodness which filleth the hungry soul. I want to have light upon the mystery of Providence; to be taught how the judgments of the Lord are right; how I shall be prepared for duty and for trial; how I may fear God all the days of my life, and close them in peace.

The aim of education should be to convert the mind into a living fountain, and not a reservoir. That which is filled by merely pumping in, will be emptied by pumping out.

As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time.

Self-knowledge is that acquaintance with ourselves which shows us what we are, and what we ought to be, in order to our living comfortably and usefully here, and happily thereafter.

It will cost something to be religious: it will cost more to be not so.

Judge thyself with the judgment of sincerity, and thou wilt judge others with the judgment of charity.

Author Picture
First Name
John M.
Last Name
Mason, fully John Mitchell Mason
Birth Date
1770
Death Date
1829
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American Theologian