The object of preaching is, constantly to remind mankind of what mankind are constantly forgetting; not to supply the defects of human intelligence, but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions.

Sydney Smith (1771-1845) English clergyman, essayist, wit
“The Judge That Smites Contrary to the Law,” sermon (28 Mar1824)

In <i>The Works of the Rev. Sydney Smith</i> (1860)

Added on 2-Sep-08 | Last updated 2-Sep-08
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