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 :: 1809-1894, American Theologian

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

 

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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.
~ Tryon Edwards - [Age and Aging]

 

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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?
~ Tryon Edwards - [Anxiety]

 

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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.
~ Tryon Edwards - [Habit]

 

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

 

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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.
~ Tryon Edwards - [Compromise]

 

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

 

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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.
~ Tryon Edwards - [Doubt]

 

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Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.
~ Tryon Edwards - [Accuracy]

 

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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
~ Tryon Edwards - [Happiness]

 

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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.
~ Tryon Edwards - [Opinions]

 

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High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.
~ Tryon Edwards - [AIDS]

 

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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.
~ Tryon Edwards - [Critics and Criticism]

 

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

 

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People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.
~ Tryon Edwards - [Self-improvement]

 

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Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
~ Tryon Edwards - [Forgiveness]

 

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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.
~ Tryon Edwards - [Faith]

 

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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.
~ Tryon Edwards - [Pleasure]

 

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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.
~ Tryon Edwards - [Age and Aging]

 

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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.
~ Tryon Edwards - [Destiny]

 

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