Theodore Parker

1810 - 1860

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

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: The American Idea: Speech at N. E. Anti-Slavery Convention, Boston, May 29, 1850.

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A Quote by Theodore Parker on achievement, army, bravery, duty, home, justice, mankind, schools, skill, strength, victory, welfare, and world

Let us do our duty in our shop or our kitchen, in the market, the street, the office, the school, the home, just as faithfully as if we stood in the front rank of some great battle, and knew that victory for mankind depended on our bravery, strength, and skill. When we do that, the humblest of us will be serving in that great army which achieves the welfare of the world.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

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A Quote by Theodore Parker on driving, heart, nature, and wealth

Want and wealth equally harden the human heart, as frost and fire are both alien to the human flesh. Famine and gluttony alike drive away nature from the heart of man.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

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A Quote by Theodore Parker

Man never falls so low that he can see nothing higher than himself.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

Source: Essay. A Lesson for the Day.

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