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John Strachan Quotes and Sayings

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At the first general meeting of this Corporation in 1820,
his Lordship presided; a circumstance,
which may well be considered an era in the history
of the Church of Upper Canada.
- John Strachan

The tortures of present death disturb him not,
but the recollection of his fall, fills him with a holy sorrow.
- John Strachan

In this Epistle, the Apostle seeks, with great earnestness,
to confirm the Christian converts in the belief of that Gospel,
which he had so faithfully preached.
- John Strachan

In regard to education, something has been done by
the Provincial Legislature;
but to build churches,
and to place clergymen is a work of greater difficulty.
- John Strachan

 

The Saviour reigned in all their hearts,
and they successfully copied the pattern of meekness and gentleness,
which he had left them.
- John Strachan

As a preacher of the Gospel, our late venerable Bishop must have been heard,
to form an adequate conception of his superior excellence
and commanding eloquence.
- John Strachan

Rather than allow themselves to be separated from the love of Christ,
they submitted cheerfully to every privation,
to contumely and disgrace, and to death itself.
- John Strachan

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To this end the greatest asset of a school is the personality of the teacher.
- John Strachan

This Epistle, is therefore a legacy to the Christians of all ages.
- John Strachan

In the scattered settlements of this Diocese,
schools and Churches are of necessity for many years few in number,
and multitudes of both sexes are growing up in great ignorance.
- John Strachan

Whenever the names of the disciples are enumerated in the New Testament,
St.
Peter's stands at their head.
- John Strachan

The nations were awakened from the sleep of death,
as the words of eternal life flowed from the Apostles' lips,
- the temples of superstition were shut or destroyed,
and churches were planted in every part of the civilized world.
- John Strachan

Is it not evident that the Canadas, as well as the other colonies,
have been left in a great measure to grope their way
as they could through the darkness which surrounds them,
almost totally unaided by the parent state?
- John Strachan

When the late Bishop was appointed, about thirty-two years ago,
to diffuse the light of the Gospel through this extensive
portion of His Majesty's dominions,
it was even a greater spiritual, than a natural wilderness.
- John Strachan

When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity,
and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing
performance and self devotion,
we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features,
by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity.
- John Strachan

The name of Jesus, like a secret charm,
awakened similar emotions in the hearts of all the converts,
and called immediately into action every feeling of moral loveliness,
and every desire of dutiful obedience,
which constitute Christian purity.
- John Strachan

St.
Peter announced the glad tidings of the Gospel to the
people on the day of Pentecost,
and converted, by the first Christian sermon,
ever preached, three thousand - which formed the primitive Church.
- John Strachan

Trusting in Christ, we may boldly join in the combat,
and enlist ourselves among that disinterested band,
who fight not for human ambition, or human praise,
but for the honour of our Saviour, and the salvation of men.
- John Strachan

At an expense trifling indeed, compared to what she
frequently spends upon unprofitable contests,
she might place the moral world on a new foundation,
and to rise the pinnacle of moral glory.
- John Strachan

Convinced that the attachment of colonies to the metropolis,
depends infinitely more upon moral and religious feeling,
than political arrangement, or even commercial advantage,
I cannot but lament that more is not done to instill
it into the minds of the people.
- John Strachan

With the requests of some he complied,
and has published a discourse, delivered before the
Society for recovering drowned persons,
which may be justly pronounced one of the most beautiful
and interesting sermons in the English language.
- John Strachan

In vain shall Great Britain confer upon her colonies
the free government and liberal principles of legislation,
for which she is distinguished, if she do not carry
with her the revelations of God.
- John Strachan

In applying this subject to the melancholy event,
which has deprived this Diocese of its venerable Bishop,
we presume not to compare him with the blessed Apostle,
of whom we have been speaking.
- John Strachan

The Legislature of Lower Canada, consisting chiefly of Roman Catholics,
could hardly be expected to support a church which
they were taught to consider heretical,
and in Upper Canada the scanty means at the disposal of the Government,
precluded all hope.
- John Strachan

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb PHOTO

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland PHOTO

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore PHOTO

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous PHOTO

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer


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