Tyron Edwards

Tyron
Edwards
1809
1894

American Theologian best known for compiling "A Dictionary of Thoughts"

Author Quotes

Firmness in adherence to truth and duty is generally most decided when most intelligent and conscientious, and is sometimes mistaken for obstinacy by those who do not comprehend its nature and motive.

Give work rather than alms to the poor. The former drives out indolence, the latter industry. There are two kinds of charity, remedial and preventative. The former is often injurious in its tendency; the latter is always praiseworthy and beneficial.

Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.

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

Deviation from either truth or duty is a downward path, and none can say where the descent will end. "He that despiseth small things shall fall little by little."

Duty performed gives clearness and firmness to faith, and faith thus strengthened through duty becomes the more assured and satisfying soul.

Author Picture
First Name
Tyron
Last Name
Edwards
Birth Date
1809
Death Date
1894
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American Theologian best known for compiling "A Dictionary of Thoughts"