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Tryon Edwards Quotes

(1809-1894), American Theologian

Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.

Category: Accuracy

Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.

Category: Accuracy

Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow up.

Category: Age And Aging

Some men are born old, and some men never seem so. If we keep well and cheerful, we are always young and at last die in youth even when in years would count as old.

Category: Age And Aging

High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.

Category: Aids

To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is better.

Category: Anger

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?

Category: Anxiety

We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the living.

Category: Books And Reading

Never be so brief as to become obscure.

Category: Brevity

Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.

Category: Choice

Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another -- too often ending in the loss of both.

Category: Compromise

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.

Category: Contentment

Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.

Category: Credulity

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.

Category: Critics And Criticism

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.

Category: Destiny