Tryon Edwards Quotes

15 Tryon Edwards quotes:

"Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads on to actions, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny"
Author: Edwards Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"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"
Author: Edwards Quotes Category: Evil Quotes
"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."
"Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence"
Author: Edwards Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another--too often ending in the loss of both."
Author: Edwards Quotes Category: Commitment Quotes
"Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny."
Author: Edwards Quotes Category: Destiny Quotes
"To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is still better"
Author: Edwards Quotes Category: Anger Quotes
"He who can suppress a moment's anger may prevent a day of sorrow"
Author: Edwards Quotes Category: Anger Quotes
"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?"
Author: Edwards Quotes Category: Anxiety Quotes
"Mystery is another name for our ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain"
Author: Edwards Quotes Category: Ignorance Quotes
"We never reach our ideals, whether of mental or moral improvement, but the thought of them shows us our deficiencies, and spurs us on to higher and better things"
"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"
Author: Edwards Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Sin with the multitude, and your responsibility and guilt are as great and as truly personal, as if you alone had done the wrong"
Author: Edwards Quotes Category: Guilt Quotes
"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"
Author: Edwards Quotes Category: Prejudice Quotes
"Words are both better and worse than thoughts; they express them, and add to them; they give them power for good or evil; they start them on an endless flight, for instruction and comfort and blessing, or for injury and sorrow and ruin"
Author: Edwards Quotes Category: Words Quotes

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