|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|His studie was but litel on the Bible.|
ChaucerCanterbury Tales. Prologue. L. 4.
|A glory gilds the sacred page,|
Majestic like the sun,
It gives a light to every age,
It gives, but borrows none.
CowperOlney Hymns. No. 30.
|One day at least in every week,|
The sects of every kind
Their doctrines here are sure to seek,
And just as sure to find.
Augustus de Morgan. In preface to From Matter to Spirit, by C. D.
|And that the Scriptures, though not everywhere|
Free from corruption, or entire, or clear,
Are uncorrupt, sufficient, clear, entire
In all things which our needful faith require.
DrydenReligio Laici. L. 297.
|Out from the heart of nature rolled|
The burdens of the Bible old.
|The word unto the prophet spoken|
Was writ on tablets yet unbroken:
The word by seers or sibyls told,
In groves of oak or fanes of gold,
Still floats upon the morning wind,
Still whispers to the willing mind.
| It was a common saying among the Puritans, Brown bread and the Gospel is good fare.|
Matthew HenryCommentaries. Isaiah XXX.
| Shallows where a lamb could wade and depths where an elephant would drown.|
Matthew HenryOf Solomons Song.
|Bibles laid open, millions of surprises.|
HerbertThe Church. Sin.
|Starres are poore books, and oftentimes do misse;|
This book of starres lights to eternal blisse.
HerbertThe Church. The Holy Scriptures. Pt. II.
|So were all right, an I, for one,|
Dont think our causell lose in vally
By rammin Scriptur in our gun,
An gittin Natur for an ally.
LowellThe Biglow Papers. Second Series. No. 7. St. 17.
| The history of every individual man should be a Bible.|
NovalisChristianity or Europe. Carlyles trans.
|Most wondrous book! bright candle of the Lord!|
Star of Eternity! The only star
By which the bark of man could navigate
The sea of life, and gain the coast of bliss
PollokCourse of Time. Bk. II. L. 270.
| I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditations.|
Psalms. CXIX. 99.
| Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.|
Psalms. CXIX. 105.
|The sweet psalmist of Israel.|
II Samuel. XXIII. 1.
|Within that awful volume lies|
The mystery of mysteries!
Happiest they of human race,
To whom God has granted grace
To read, to fear, to hope, to pray,
To lift the latch, and force the way:
And better had they neer been born,
Who read to doubt, or read to scorn.
ScottMonastery. Ch. XII.
|But Thy good word informs my soul|
How I may climb to heaven.
WattsExcellency of the Bible.
|How glad the heathens would have been,|
That worship idols, wood and stone,
If they the book of God had seen.
WattsPraise for the Gospel.
| The Bible is a book of faith, and a book of doctrine, and a book of morals, and a book of religion, of especial revelation from God.|
Daniel WebsterCompletion of Bunker Hill Monument. June 17, 1843.
|We search the world for truth; we cull|
The good, the pure, the beautiful,
From all old flower fields of the soul;
And, weary seekers of the best,
We come back laden from our quest,
To find that all the sages said
Is in the Book our mothers read.