What you learn from bad habits and in bad society, you will never forget, and it will be a lasting pang to you. I tell you in all sincerity, not as in the excitement of speech, but as I would confess and have confessed before God, I would give my right hand if I could forget that which I have learned in bad society.
P. 217. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Intemperance weaves the winding-sheet of souls.John Bartholomew Gough
One of those poor fellows that had become a Christian was badgered by his companions; and one of them said, "How do you know that Jesus Christ has forgiven your sins? " The man turned at once and said, "How do you know when you have got sugar in your tea?"John Bartholomew Gough
If the Bible is God's word, and we believe it, let us handle it with reverence.John Bartholomew Gough
A man's enemies have no power to harm him, if he is true to himself and loyal to God.John Bartholomew Gough
It may be a very little thing for you to say to a young man the few words that turn him from the way of ruin, and win him back to life and hope. It may be a very little thing to you; but it is every thing to the young man.John Bartholomew Gough