Quotes by Tryon Edwards

Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.
– 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
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
Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.
– Tryon Edwards
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
Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.
– Tryon Edwards
Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.
– Tryon Edwards
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
He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
– Tryon Edwards
High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.
– Tryon Edwards
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
Mystery is but another name for ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain!
– Tryon Edwards
People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.
– Tryon Edwards
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
– Tryon Edwards
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
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
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
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
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
– Tryon Edwards
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.
– Tryon Edwards