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HENRY MARTYN
English missionary
(1781 - 1812)

Since I have known God in a saving manner, painting, poetry, and music have had charms unknown to me before. I have received what I suppose is a taste for them, or religion has refined my mind and made it susceptible of impressions from the sublime and beautiful. O, how religion secures the heightened enjoyment of those pleasures which keep so many from God, by their becoming a source of pride!
      - [Art]

The impious man, who sells his country's freedom
  Makes all the guilt of tyranny his own.
    His are her slaughters, her oppressions his;
      Just heav'n! reserve your choicest plagues for him,
        And blast the venal wretch.
      - [Corruption]

The man who pauses in his honesty wants little of a villain.
      - [Honesty]

The power of gentleness is irresistible.
      - [Gentleness]


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