Quotes by Matthew Simpson
- Another principle is, the deepest affections of our hearts gather around some human form in which are incarnated the living thoughts and ideas of the passing age.
- I do not purpose to discuss faith in its dogmatic sense today.
- If we look at the realm of knowledge, how exceedingly small and limited is that part acquired through our own senses how wide is that we gain from other sources.
- If, then, faith widens the connections, it elevates the man.
- If, then, knowledge be power, how much more power to we gain through the agency of faith, and what elevation must it give to human character.
- Napoleon was probably the equal at least of Washington in intellect, his superior in education. Both of them were successful in serving the state.
- Taking it in its wider and generic application, I understand faith to be the supplement of sense or, to change the phrase, all knowledge which comes not to us through our senses we gain by faith in others.
- The realm of immediate or personal knowledge is a narrow circle in which these bodies move the realm of knowledge derived through faith is as wide as the universe, and old as eternity.
- We know the past and its great events, the present in its multitudinous complications, chiefly through faith in the testimony of others.