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Entrance into Heaven is not at the hour of death, but at the moment of conversion.
It is base and unworthy to live below the dignity of our nature.
None more deceive themselves than they who think their religion is true and genuine, thought it refines not their spirits and reforms not their lives.
The most that any of us know, is the least of that which is to be known.
Truth is not only a man's ornament but his instrument; it is the great man's glory, and the poor man's stock: a man's truth is his livelihood, his recommendation, his letters of credit.
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Just as it is true that a stream cannot rise above its source, so it is true that a national literature cannot rise above the moral level of the social conditions of the people from whom it derives its inspiration.
Benjamin Whichcote was a British Establishment and Puritan divine, Provost of King's College, Cambridge, and leader of the Cambridge Platonists.
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