Theodore Parker

1810 - 1860

A Quote by Theodore Parker on death, soul, and truth

Truth never yet fell dead in the streets; it has such affinity with the soul of man, the seed however broadcast will catch somewhere and produce its hundredfold.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

Source: A Discourse of Matters Pertaining to Religion.

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A Quote by Theodore Parker on truth

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Truth stood on one side and Ease on the other; it has often been so.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

Source: A Discourse of Matters Pertaining to Religion.

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A Quote by Theodore Parker on god, science, understanding, and world

Every rose is an autograph from the hand of God on his world about us. He has inscribed his thoughts in these marvelous hieroglyphics which sense and science have, these many thousand years, been seeking to understand.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

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A Quote by Theodore Parker on business

It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

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A Quote by Theodore Parker on democracy, eternity, freedom, god, government, ideas, justice, laws, people, and principles

There is what I call the American idea. . . . This idea demands, as the proximate organization thereof, a democracy,-that is, a government of all the people, by all the people, for all the people; of course, a government of the principles of eternal justice, the unchanging law of God. For shortness' sake I will call it the idea of Freedom.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

Source: Speech at the N. E. Antislavery Convention, Boston, May 29, 1850.

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A Quote by Theodore Parker on beauty, cats, and wealth

You may not, cannot, appropriate beauty. It is the wealth of the eye, and a cat may gaze upon a king.

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A Quote by Theodore Parker on books

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The books that help you the most are those which make you think the most.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

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A Quote by Theodore Parker on individuality, respect, and self-respect

Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

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A Quote by Theodore Parker on desires, immortality, and men

All men desire to be immortal.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

Source: A Sermon on the Immortal Life. Sept. 20, 1846.

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A Quote by Theodore Parker on eternity, immortality, and life

I ask no risen dust to teach me immortality; I am conscious of eternal life.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

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