Tryon Edwards Quotes

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tryon Edwards
He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
Tryon Edwards
If you would know anything thoroughly, teach it to others.
Tryon Edwards (New Dictionary of Thought, 1842)
Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past.
Tryon Edwards (New Dictionary of Thought, 1842)
Prejudices are rarely overcome by argument; not being founded in reason they cannot be destroyed by logic.
Tryon Edwards
He who can suppress a moment's anger may prevent a day of sorrow.
Tryon Edwards
To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.
Tryon Edwards
What we gave, we have; What we spent, we had; What we left, we lost.
Tryon Edwards
Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous; where it is not, delay may provide both wisdom and safety.
Tryon Edwards
Contemplation is to knowledge what digestion is to food.
Tryon Edwards
The first step to improvement, whether mental, moral, or religious, is to know ourselves--our weakness,errors, deficiencies, and sins, that, by divine grace, we may overcome and turn from them all.
Tryon Edwards (New Dictionary of Thought, 1842)
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.
Tryon Edwards (New Dictionary of Thought, 1842)
The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds.
Tryon Edwards
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.
Tryon Edwards
Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so.
Tryon Edwards
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.
Tryon Edwards
Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it; seek for duty, and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine.
Tryon Edwards
Quiet and sincere sympathy is often the most welcome and efficient consolation to the afflicted. Said a wise man to one in deep sorrow, "I did not come to comfort you; God only can do that; but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction".
Tryon Edwards
Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.
Tryon Edwards (New Dictionary of Thought, 1842)

Tryon Edwards Biography

Born: 1809
Died: 1894

Tryon Edwards was an American theologian. He is best known for compiling the quotation book "New Dictionary of Thought"

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New Dictionary of Thought (1842)

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