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Theodore Parker Quotes

(1810-1860), American Minister

The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.

Category: Books And Reading

Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in.

Category: Duty

Let us do our duty, in our shop in our kitchen, in the market, the street, the office, the school, the home, just as faithfully as if we stood in the front rank of some great battle, and knew that victory for mankind depends on our bravery, strength, and skill. When we do that, the humblest of us will be serving in that great army which achieves the welfare of the world.

Category: Duty

Wealth and want equally harden the human heart, like frost and fire both are alien to human flesh.

Category: Heart

Outward judgment often fails, inward judgment never.

Category: Judgment And Judges

Politics is the science of urgencies.

Category: Politicians And Politics

As society advances the standard of poverty rises.

Category: Poverty And The Poor

It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business.

Category: Priorities

Remorse is the pain of sin.

Category: Remorse

Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the highest kind comes from a religious stock.

Category: Self-denial

Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.

Category: Self-respect

We are a rebellious nation. Our whole history is treason; our blood was attained before we were born; our creeds were infidelity to the mother church; our constitution treason to our fatherland.

Category: Treason