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Richard Cecil
November 8, 1748 - August 15, 1810
Nationality: English
Category: Clergyman
Subcategory: English Clergyman

If I have made an appointment with you, I owe you punctuality, I have no right to throw away your time, if I do my own.


Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good, and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.


The world looks at preachers out of church to know what they mean in it.


Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.


Wisdom prepares for the worst, but folly leaves the worst for the day when it comes.


God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.


The history of all the great characters of the Bible is summed up in this one sentence: They acquainted themselves with God, and acquiesced His will in all things.


There is no such thing as a fixed policy, because policy like all organic entities is always in the making.


The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant.


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