Quotes by Tryon Edwards
- Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so.
- 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.
- Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another - too often ending in the loss of both.
- Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
- Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.
- 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.
- To rule one's anger is well to prevent it is better.
- We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven.