Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
I. WHAT IT COSTS TO KNOW TRUTH. By truth we mean, an agreement between an object and our idea of it. We want to know, What is moral truth? What is universal truth? To attain it, take seven precepts. Be attentive. Do not be discouraged at labour. Suspend your judgment. Let prejudice yield to reason. Be teachable. Restrain your avidity of knowing. In order to edify your mind, subdue your heart.
II. THE WORTH AND ADVANTAGES OF TRUTH.
1. It will open to you an infinite source of pleasure.
2. It will fit you for the various employments to which you may be called in society.
3. It will free you from many disagreeable doubts about religion.
4. It will render you intrepid at the approach of death.
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