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TRYON EDWARDS
American theologian
(1809 - 1894)
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A sound mind in a sound body, if the former be the glory of the latter, the latter is indispensable to the former.
      - [Health]

Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.
      - [Accuracy : Inaccuracy]

Anecdotes are sometimes the best vehicles of truth, and if striking and appropriate, are often more impressive and powerful than argument.
      - [Anecdotes]

Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.
      - [Choice]

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

Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
      - [Parting]

He that is possessed with a prejudice is possessed with a devil, and one of the worst kinds of devils, for it shuts out the truth, and often leads to ruinous error.
      - [Prejudice]

He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
      - [Wisdom]

He who can suppress a moment's anger may prevent a day of sorrow.
      - [Anger]

High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.
      - [Goals]

Mystery is another name for our ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain.
      - [Mystery]

Never be so brief as to become obscure.
      - [Brevity]

Prejudices are rarely overcome by argument; not being founded in reason they cannot be destroyed by logic.
      - [Prejudice]

Preventives of evil are far better than remedies; cheaper and easier of application, and surer in result.
      - [Evil]

Right actions for the future are the best explanations or apologies for wrong ones in the past; the best evidence of regret for them that we can offer, or the world receive.
      - [Repentance]

Sin with the multitude, and your responsibility and guilt are as great and as truly personal, as if you alone had done the wrong.
      - [Sin]

Some so speak in exaggerations and superlatives that we need to make a large discount from their statements before we can come at their real meaning.
      - [Lying]

Superstitions are, for the most part, but the shadows of great truths.
      - [Superstition]

Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet to the mind.
      - [Nature]

The first evil choice or act is linked to the second; and each one to the one that follows, both by the tendency of our evil nature and by the power of habit, which holds us as by a destiny.
      - [Evil]

There is nothing so elastic as the human mind. Like imprisoned steam, the more it is pressed the more it rises to resist the pressure. The more we are obliged to do, the more we are able to accomplish.
      - [Mind]

There is often as much independence in not being led as in not being driven.
      - [Independence]

Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads on to actions, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny.
      - [Destiny]

To be good, we must do good; and by doing good we take a sure means of being good, as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power.
      - [Goodness]

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.
      - [Sympathy]


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