Tryon Edwards

Tryon Edwards

American theologian

Lived from: 1809-1894

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    Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another - too often ending in the loss of both.
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    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.
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    Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.
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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.
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    Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.
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    Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.
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    Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.
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    Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.
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    Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.
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    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
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    He that never changes his opinion never corrects mistakes and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
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    High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.
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    Never be so brief as to become obscure.
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    People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.
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    Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
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