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  • However, all gifts seem now to be absorbed in one and a man must be either a Preacher or nothing.

    Men   Preacher   Seems  
    Adam Clarke, Mrs. Richard Smith (1833). “An Account of the Infancy, Religious, and Literary Life of Adam Clarke ...: Written by One who was Intimately Acquainted with Him from His Boyhood to the Sixtieth Year of His Age”, p.72
  • It is to be regretted that few persons who have arrived at any degree of eminence or fame, have written Memorials of themselves, at least such as have embraced their private as well as their public life.

    Memorial   Degrees   Fame  
    Adam Clarke, Mrs. Richard Smith (1833). “An Account of the Infancy, Religious, and Literary Life of Adam Clarke ...: Written by One who was Intimately Acquainted with Him from His Boyhood to the Sixtieth Year of His Age”, p.18
  • Pride works frequently under a dense mask, and will often assume the garb of humility.

    Adam Clarke (1831). “Discourses on various subjects relative to the being and attributes of God, and his works in creation, providence, and grace”, p.307
  • Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue.

    Adam Clarke (1835). “Christian Theology”, p.252
  • This is the case with thousands: they appear desirous of knowing the truth, but have not patience to wait in a proper way to receive an answer to their question.

    Adam Clarke (1832). “The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments : the Text Printed from the Most Correct Copies of the Present Authorized Translation Including the Marginal and Parallel Texts ; with a Commentary and Critical Notes Designed as a Help to a Better Understanding of the Sacred Writings”, p.614
  • Multitudes of words are neither an argument of clear ideas in the writer, nor a proper means of conveying clear notions to the reader.

    Mean   Ideas   Argument  
  • To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom, power, and all perfections, is to assert that there is no supreme Being in existence.

    Adam Clarke (1835). “Christian theology, by A. Clarke, selected from his writings, with a life of the author by S. Dunn”, p.70
  • It is the grace of God, that shows and condemns the sin that humbles us.

    Adam Clarke (1835). “Christian Theology”, p.201
  • All abuse and waste of God's creatures are spoil and robbery on the property of the Creator.

    Abuse   Waste   Creation  
    Adam Clarke (1825). “The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments ... : with a Commentary and Critical Notes Designed to Help to a Better Understanding of the Sacred Writings”, p.25
  • They who pray not, know nothing of God, and know nothing of the state of their own souls.

    Soul   Praying   States  
    Adam Clarke (1831). “Discourses on various subjects relative to the being and attributes of God, and his works in creation, providence, and grace”, p.146
  • Let it ever be remembered that genuine faith in Christ will ever be productive of good works; for this faith worketh by love, as the apostle says, and love to God always produces obedience to his holy laws.

    Law   And Love   Christ  
    Adam Clarke (1837). “The Preacher's Manual: Including Clavis Biblica, and A Letter to a Methodist Preacher”, p.61
  • Woe to that man who runs when God has not sent him; and woe to him who refuses to run, or who ceases to run, when God has sent him.

    Running   Men   Woe  
    Adam Clarke (1837). “The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments”, p.238
  • Now an infinite happiness cannot be purchased by any price less than that which is infinite in value; and infinity of merit can only result from a nature that is infinitely divine or perfect

    Adam Clarke (1837). “The Preacher's Manual: Including Clavis Biblica, and A Letter to a Methodist Preacher”, p.59
  • It is strictly and philosophically true in Nature and reason that there is no such thing as chance or accident; it being evident that these words do not signify anything really existing, anything that is truly an agent or the cause of any event; but they signify merely men's ignorance of the real an immediate cause.

    Real   Ignorance   Men  
  • I have lived to know that the secret of happiness is never to allow your energies to stagnate.

    Secret   Energy   Action  
    "Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers" by Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, p. 3, 1895.
  • Remember that the word of God is not sent to particular persons, as if by name; and do not think you have no part in it, because you are not named there.

    Adam Clarke (1835). “Christian theology, by A. Clarke, selected from his writings, with a life of the author by S. Dunn”, p.387
  • Deeply consider that it is your duty and interest to read the Holy Scriptures.

    Scripture   Holy   Duty  
    Adam Clarke (1820). “Clavis Biblica; or, a Compendium of Scriptural Knowledge; containing a general view of the contents of the Old and New Testaments ... originally drawn up for the instruction of Two Teerunanxies, or High Priests of Budhoo, from the Island of Ceylon”, p.64
  • Verse 11. (They presented unto Him gifts). The people of the east never approach the presence of kings and great personages, without a present in their hands. The custom is often noticed in the Old Testament, and still prevails in the east, and in some of the newly discovered South Sea Islands.

    Kings   Sea   Islands  
    Adam Clarke (2013). “Commentary on the New Testament”, p.38, Ravenio Books
  • To be filled with God, is a great thing; to be filled with the fulness of God, is still greater; to be filled with all the fulness of God, is greatest of all.

  • Now it would be as absurd to deny the existence of God, because we cannot see him, as it would be to deny the existence of the air or wind, because we cannot see it.

    Air   Wind   Would Be  
    Adam Clarke (1835). “Christian Theology”, p.62
  • Even papists could not see that a moral evil was detained in the soul through its physical connection with the body; and that it required the dissolution of this physical connection before the moral contagion could be removed.

    Evil   Soul   Connections  
    Adam Clarke (1842). “Christian Theology”, p.185
  • As preachers of the gospel of Jesus, do not expect worldly honors: these Jesus Christ neither took to himself, nor gave to his disciples.

  • But this Christ or Redeemer took not upon him the nature of angels, but the seed of Abraham, that is, human nature, that in the nature which sinned he might make the expiation required.

    Adam Clarke (1837). “The Preacher's Manual: Including Clavis Biblica, and A Letter to a Methodist Preacher”, p.59
  • The Bible is proved to be a revelation from God, by the reasonableness and holiness of its precepts; all its commands, exhortations, and promises having the most direct tendency to make men wise, holy, and happy in themselves, and useful to one another.

    Wise   Men   Promise  
    Adam Clarke (1820). “Clavis Biblica; or, a Compendium of Scriptural Knowledge; containing a general view of the contents of the Old and New Testaments ... originally drawn up for the instruction of Two Teerunanxies, or High Priests of Budhoo, from the Island of Ceylon”, p.48
  • Matthew being a constant attendant on our Lord, his history is an account of what he saw and heard; and, being influenced by the Holy Spirit, his history is entitled to the utmost degree of credibility.

    Degrees   Saws   Spirit  
    Adam Clarke (1820). “Clavis Biblica; or, a Compendium of Scriptural Knowledge; containing a general view of the contents of the Old and New Testaments ... originally drawn up for the instruction of Two Teerunanxies, or High Priests of Budhoo, from the Island of Ceylon”, p.29
  • We communicate happiness to others not often by great acts of devotion and self-sacrifice, but by the absence of fault-finding and censure, by being ready to sympathize with their notions and feelings, instead of forcing them to sympathize with ours.

  • Death to a good man is but passing through a dark entry, out of one little dusky room of his Father's house into another that is fair and large, lightsome and glorious, and divinely entertaining.

    Death   Father   Dark  
    "Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers" by Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, p. 178, 1895.
  • There is no such thing as chance or accident; the words merely signify our ignorance of some real and immediate cause.

    Real   Ignorance   Causes  
  • Whether the family of the Clarkes were of Norman extraction cannot be easily ascertained.

    Adam Clarke (1837). “An Account of the Religious and Literary Life of Adam Clarke ...: Written by One who was Intimately Acquainted with Him from Boyhood to the Sixtieth Year of His Age”, p.38
  • Man may be considered as having a twofold origin - natural, which is common and the same to all - patronymic, which belongs to the various families of which the whole human race is composed.

    Men   Race   May  
    Adam Clarke (1837). “An Account of the Religious and Literary Life of Adam Clarke ...: Written by One who was Intimately Acquainted with Him from Boyhood to the Sixtieth Year of His Age”, p.37
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