Tryon Edwards

Tryon Edwards

American theologian

Lived from: 1809-1894

Quotes: Tryon Edwards

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    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.
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    Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.
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    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.
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    Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
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    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.
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    To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is better.
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    To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.
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    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.
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    What we gave, we have; What we spent, we had; What we left, we lost.