Quotes of Chasten

“ Look in the mirror. The face that pins you with its double gaze reveals a chastening secret. ”

- Diane Ackerman

“ Happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not the chastening of the Almighty. ”

- The Bible

“ Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, from that good God, who chastens whom he loves. ”

- Robert Southey

“ Happy is he that chastens himself. ”

- Unknown

“ Hearing often-times the still, sad music of humanity, nor harsh nor grating, though of ample power to chasten and subdue. ”

- William Wordsworth

“ Look upon your chastening as God's chariots sent to carry your soul into the high places of spiritual achievement. ”

- Hannah Whitall Smith

“ Union of the weakest develops strength, not wisdom. Can all men, together, avenge one of the leaves that has fallen in autumn? But the wise man avenges by building his city in snow. ”

- Wallace Stevens

“ We say, sorrow, disaster, calamity. God says, chastening and it sounds sweet to him though it is a discord to our ears. Don't faint when you are rebuked, and don't despise the chastening of the Lord. "In your patience possess your souls.". ”

- Oswald Chambers

“ Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate,no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament.It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius… ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Innocent amusements are such as excite moderately, and such as produce a cheerful frame of mind, not boisterous mirth; such as refresh, instead of exhausting, the system; such as recur frequently, rather than continue long; such as send us back to our daily duties invigorated in body and spirit; such as we can partake of in the presence and society of respectable friends; such as consist with and are favorable to a grateful piety; such as are chastened by self-respect, and are accompanied with the consciousness that life has a higher end than to be amused. ”

- William Ellery Channing
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