Quotes by Bishop Robert South

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Passion is the drunkenness of the mind.

Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus.
If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.
It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.
Truth will lose its credit, if delivered by a person that has none.
Most of the appearance of mirth in the world is not mirth, it is art. The wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise.
Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.
Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.
Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature.
Wonder is from surprise, and surprise stops with experience.

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