Lyman Abbott

1835 - 1922

A Quote by Lyman Abbott on innocence, life, temptation, vices, and virtue

Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.

Lyman Abbott (1835 - 1922)

Source: Complete Toastmaster, by Herbert V. Prochnow, 1960.

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A Quote by Lyman Abbott on passion and patience

Patience is passion tamed.

Lyman Abbott (1835 - 1922)

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A Quote by Lyman Abbott on future and past

Postmodernism represents a moment of suspension before the batteries are recharged for the new millennium, an acknowledgment that preceding the future is a strange and hybrid interregnum that might be called the last gasp of the past.

Lyman Abbott (1835 - 1922)

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A Quote by Lyman Abbott on earth, god, and mankind

The earth is mankind's ultimate haven, our blessed terra firma. When it trembles and gives way beneath our feet, it's as though one of God's checks has bounced.

Lyman Abbott (1835 - 1922)

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A Quote by Lyman Abbott on pity

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It is easy to condemn, it is better to pity.

Lyman Abbott (1835 - 1922)

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A Quote by Lyman Abbott on energy, rudeness, and shame

In New York - whose subway trains in particular have been "tattooed" with an energy to put our own rude practitioners to shame - not an inch of free space is spared except that of advertisements.

Lyman Abbott (1835 - 1922)

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A Quote by Lyman Abbott on brothers, christianity, fatherhood, and god

The brotherhood of man is an integral part of Christianity no less than the Fatherhood of God; and to deny the one is no less infidel than to deny the other.

Lyman Abbott (1835 - 1922)

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A Quote by Lyman Abbott on disease, facts, and needs

We "need" cancer because, by the very fact of its insurability, it makes all other diseases, however virulent, not cancer.

Lyman Abbott (1835 - 1922)

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A Quote by Lyman Abbott on character

The highest qualities of character must be earned.

Lyman Abbott (1835 - 1922)

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A Quote by Lyman Abbott on children, eternity, possibility, vices, and virtue

A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice - but as yet unstained.

Lyman Abbott (1835 - 1922)

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