Jenkin Lloyd Jones

Jenkin Lloyd
Jones
1843
1918

Unitarian Minister, American Religious Author

Author Quotes

We are drowning our youngsters in violence, cynicism and sadism piped into the living room and even the nursery. The grandchildren of the kids who used to weep because the Little Match Girl froze to death now feel cheated if she isn't slugged, raped and thrown into a Bessemer converter.

Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just like people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.

The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.

You cannot put a great hope into a small soul.

Author Picture
First Name
Jenkin Lloyd
Last Name
Jones
Birth Date
1843
Death Date
1918
Bio

Unitarian Minister, American Religious Author