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    Slander, in the strict meaning of the term, comes under the head of lying; but it is a kind of lying which, like its antithesis flattery, ought to be set apart for special censure.
    — Washington Gladden
    tags: meaning  lying 
     
    But what an mortal man do to secure his own salvation?" Mortal man can do just what God bids him do. Be can repent and believe. He can arise and follow Christ as Matthew did.
    — Washington Gladden
    tags: men  believe  god  christ 
     
    Will you tell Him frankly, that you cannot carry your load, and that you need help? Will you suffer Him to help you in His own way, and be glad and thankful if He will only take you under His care, and direct the whole course of your life for you?
    — Washington Gladden
    tags: help  care 
     
    It is by speech that many of our best gains are made. A large part of the good we receive comes to us in conversation.
    — Washington Gladden
    tags: speech 
     
    Christian discipleship does not involve the abandonment of any innocent enjoyment. Any diversion or amusement which we can use so as to receive pleasure and enjoyment to ourselves, and do no harm to others, we are perfectly free to use.
    — Washington Gladden
    No, there are no long stages of preparation through which you must pass; all things are now ready; there is nothing to hinder you from becoming a Christian this very hour. And, if any of you have been trying to make yourself better until you are weary and discouraged in the work, all you have to do is to put it into stronger hands.
    — Washington Gladden
    tags: work  christian 
     
    When any duty is to be done, it is fortunate for you if you feel like doing it; but, if you do not feel like it, that is no reason for not doing it.
    — Washington Gladden
    The substance of all realities is in this religion of Jesus Christ; but it can be real only to those who will do His will.
    — Washington Gladden
    tags: reality  real  jesus 
     
    You are not so good a Christian when you are neglecting a plain duty as when you are performing it. And joining the church is a plain duty for all who mean to be Christians.
    — Washington Gladden
    tags: christian  church 
     
    If you were good enough, there would be no need of confessing Christ at all. It is just because you are not good enough, that Christ says to you, "Follow me." He came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. It is not the perfect people whom He wants in His church, but those who have a deep sense of their own imperfection, and who believe that His strength is made perfect in weakness.
    — Washington Gladden
    Gentle words, quiet words, are after all the most powerful words. They are more convincing, more compelling, more prevailing.
    — Washington Gladden
    tags: powerful 
     
    It is better to say, "This one thing I do" than to say, "These forty things I dabble in."
    — Washington Gladden
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