Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

John H. Vincent, fully John Heyl Vincent

American Educator, Minister, Author and Religious Leader

"I will this day try to live a simple, sincere, and serene life; repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity, and self-seeking; cultivating cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity, and the habit of holy silence; exercising economy in expenditure, carefulness in conversation, diligence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust, and a childlike trust in God."

"Ideas are the factors that lift civilization. They create revolutions. There is more dynamite in an idea than in many bombs."

"There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm."

"We are pilgrims, not settlers; this earth is our inn, not our home."