Tryon Edwards

1809 - 1894

A Quote by Tryon Edwards on books, company, death, life, and power

We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the living.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Tryon Edwards on change, correction, and mistakes

He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Tryon Edwards on common sense, discretion, good, judgment, life, practicality, and wisdom

Common sense is, of all kinds, the most uncommon. It implies good judgment, sound discretion, and true and practical wisdom applied to common life.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Tryon Edwards on evil

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Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Tryon Edwards on evil and remedies

Preventives of evil are far better than remedies; cheaper and easier of application, and surer in result.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Tryon Edwards on habits and strength

Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steadily gains in strength. At first it may be but as the spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Tryon Edwards on independence

There is often as much independence in not being led, as in not being driven.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Tryon Edwards on death, life, and world

This world is the land of the dying; the next is the land of the living.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Tryon Edwards on god, morality, religion, spirit, and world

Piety and morality are but the same spirit differently manifested. Piety is religion with its face toward God; morality is religion with its face toward the world.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Tryon Edwards on improvement and people

People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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