Tryon Edwards

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894), D.D., was an American theologian, best known for compiling the "New Dictionary of Thoughts", a book of quotations

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Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow up.
Anxiety is the poison of human life; the parent of many sins and of more miseries. In a world where everything is doubtful, and where we may be disappointed, and be blessed in disappointment, why this restless stir and commotion of mind? Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?
Between two evils, choose neither between two goods, choose both.
Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another -- too often ending in the loss of both.
Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.
Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
Happiness is like manna; it is to be gathered in grains, and enjoyed every day. It will not keep; it cannot be accumulated; nor have we got to go out of ourselves or into remote places to gather it, since it has rained down from a Heaven, at our very door
He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
He who can suppress a moment's anger may prevent a day of sorrow.
Hell is truth seen too lateduty neglected in its season.
If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.
Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.
Quiet and sincere sympathy is often the most welcome and efficient consolation to the afflicted. Said a wise man to one in deep sorrow, "I did not come to comfort you; God only can do that; but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction".
Quiet and sincere sympathy is often the most welcome and efficient consolation to the afflicted. Said a wise man to one in deep sorrow, I did not come to comfort you God only can do that but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction.
Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws -- a thing which can never be demonstrated.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.
The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds.
Thoughts lead on to purposes purposes go forth in action actions form habits habits decide character and character fixes our destiny.
To be good, we must do good and by doing good we take a sure means of being good, as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power.
To be good, we must do good; and by doing good we take a sure means of being good, as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power.
To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.
To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.
Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous where it is not, delay may provide both wisdom and safety.
Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous; where it is not, delay may provide both wisdom and safety.

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