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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Christianity
 
Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.
        Acts. XXVI. 28.
  1
Christians have burnt each other, quite persuaded.
That all the Apostles would have done as they did.
        Byron—Don Juan. Canto I. St. 83.
  2
His Christianity was muscular.
        Benj. Disraeli—Endymion. Ch. XIV.
  3
A Christian is God Almighty’s gentleman.
        J. C. and A. W. Hare—Guesses at Truth.
  4
Look in, and see Christ’s chosen saint
  In triumph wear his Christ-like chain;
No fear lest he should swerve or faint;
  “His life is Christ, his death is gain.”
        Keble—Christian Year. St. Luke. The Evangelist.
  5
Now it is not good for the Christian’s health
  To hustle the Aryan brown,
For the Christian riles and the Aryan smiles, and it weareth the Christian down.
And the end of the fight is a tombstone white
  With the name of the late deceased—
And the epitaph drear: “A fool lies here
  Who tried to hustle the East.”
        Kipling—Naulahka. Heading of Ch. V.
  6
  What was invented two thousand years ago was the spirit of Christianity.
        Gerald Stanley Lee—Crowds. Bk. II. Ch. XVIII.
  7
Servant of God, well done, well hast thou fought
The better fight.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. VI. L. 29.
  8
  Persons of mean understandings, not so inquisitive, nor so well instructed, are made good Christians, and by reverence and obedience, implicity believe, and abide by their belief.
        Montaigne—Essays. Of Vain Subleties.
  9
Yes,—rather plunge me back in pagan night,
And take my chance with Socrates for bliss,
Than be the Christian of a faith like this,
Which builds on heavenly cant its earthly sway,
And in a convert mourns to lose a prey.
        Moore—Intolerance. L. 68.
  10
Tolle crucem, qui vis auferre coronam.
  Take up the cross if thou the crown would’st gain.
        St. Paulinus, Bishop of Nola.
  11
Yet still a sad, good Christian at the heart.
        Pope—Moral Essay. Ep. II. L. 68.
  12
  You are Christians of the best edition, all picked and culled.
        Rabelais—Works. Bk. IV. Ch. L.
  13
Plant neighborhood and Christian-like accord
In their sweet bosoms.
        Henry V. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 381.
  14
O father Abram, what these Christians are,
Whose own hard dealings teaches them suspect
The thoughts of others.
        Merchant of Venice. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 162.
  15
The Hebrew will turn Christian: he grows kind.
        Merchant of Venice. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 179.
  16
My daughter! O, my ducats! O, my daughter!
Fled with a Christian! O my Christian ducats.
        Merchant of Venice. Act II. Sc. 8. L. 15.
  17
If thou keep promise, I shall end this strife,
Become a Christian and thy loving wife.
        Merchant of Venice. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 20.
  18
  This making of Christians will raise the price of hogs: if we grow all to be pork-eaters, we shall not shortly have a rasher on the coals for money.
        Merchant of Venice. Act III. Sc. 5. L. 24.
  19
  For in converting Jews to Christians, you raise the price of pork.
        Merchant of Venice. Act III. Sc. 5. L. 38.
  20
 
 
It is spoke as Christians ought to speak.
        Merry Wives of Windsor. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 103.
  21
A virtuous and a Christian-like conclusion,
To pray for them that have done scathe to us.
        Richard III. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 316.
  22
  Methinks sometimes I have no more wit than a Christian or an ordinary man has.
        Twelfth Night. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 88.
  23
I thank the goodness and the grace
Which on my birth have smiled,
And made me, in these Christian days
A happy Christian child.
        Jane Taylor—Child’s Hymn of Praise.
  24
Vide, inquiunt ut invicem se diligant.
  See how these Christians love one another.
        Tertullian—Apologeticus. Ch. XXIX. Claimed also for Julian the Apostate.
  25
Lord, I ascribe it to Thy grace,
  And not to chance, as others do,
That I was born of Christian race.
        Watts—Divine Songs for Children. (Jane Taylor’s lines are popularly ascribed to Watts.)
  26
  Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
        Daniel Webster—Speech at Plymouth. Dec. 22, 1820. Vol. I. P. 44.
  27
A Christian is the highest style of man.
        Young—Night Thoughts. Night IV. L. 788.
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