Quotes by Richard Cecil

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Richard Cecil (born London, England November 8, 1748; died Hampstead, England August 15, 1810) was a leading Evangelical Anglican clergyman of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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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.

The world looks at preachers out of church to know what they mean in it.
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.
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.
Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.

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