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Quotes of Author: Tryon-edwards

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Doctrine is the necessary foundation of duty; if the theory is not correct the practice cannot be right. Tell me what a man believes, and I will tell you what he will do.

Doctrine is the necessary foundation of duty; if the theory is not correct the practice cannot be right. Tell me what a man believes, and I will tell you what he will do.


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

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


Author: Tryon Edwards
Topics: Habits
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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?

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: Tryon Edwards
Topics: Anxiety
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Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow up.

Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow up.


Author: Tryon Edwards
Topics: Age
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To rejoice in another’s prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another’s grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.

To rejoice in another’s prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another’s grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.


Author: Tryon Edwards
Topics: Contentment
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What we gave, we have; what we spent, we had; what we left, we lost.

What we gave, we have; what we spent, we had; what we left, we lost.


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Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another – too often ending in the loss of both.

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: Tryon Edwards
Topics: Compromise
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Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.

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


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Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.


Author: Tryon Edwards
Topics: Thought_Life