Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.
Pour not on the comforts you want, but upon the mercies you have. Look rather at God’s ending in afflicting, than to the measure and degree of your affliction.
Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.
When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.
Affliction’s sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!
If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others. Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you.
Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, from that good God, who chastens whom he loves.