Quotes by Frederick William Robertson
- A silent man is easily reputed wise. A man who suffers none to see him in the common jostle and undress of life, easily gathers round him a mysterious veil of unknown sanctity, and men honor him for a saint. The unknown is always wonderful.
- In God's world, for those who are in earnest, there is no failure. No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken, no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain.
- Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life. A child is given to the universe to be educated.
- The Divine wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby we learn to do without them not as a means whereby we escape evil, but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it.
- The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly.
- The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.
- We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.