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Frederick W. Robertson Quotes

It is not the situation that makes the man, but the man who makes the situation.

Category: Circumstance

Men... are bettered and improved by trial, and refined out of broken hopes and blighted expectations.

Category: Expectation

In God's world, for those who are in earnest, there is no failure. No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken, no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain.

Category: Failure

Two thousand years ago there was One here on this earth who lived the grandest life that ever has been lived yet--a life that every thinking man, with deeper or shallower meaning, has agreed to call divine.

Category: Jesus Christ

There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.

Category: Mercy

The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly.

Category: Poetry And Poets

No one can be great, or good, or happy except through the inward efforts of themselves.

Category: Self-reliance

The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.

Category: Teachers And Teaching

Only so far as a man believes strongly, mightily, can he act cheerfully, or do anything that is worth doing.

Category: Worth