Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Philip Doddridge

English Nonconformist Clergyman, Educator and Hymnwriter

"He is the wisest and happiest man who, by constant attention of thought discovers the greatest opportunity of doing good, and breaks through every opposition that he may improve these opportunities."

"If nobody loves you, be sure it is your own fault."

"The difference between rising at five and seven o'clock in the morning, for the space of forty years, supposing a man to go to bed at the same hour at night, is nearly equivalent to ten additional years to a man's life."

"Awake, my soul stretch every nerve, And press with vigor on A heavenly race demands thy zeal, And an immortal crown."

"Live while you live, the epicure would say, And seize the pleasures of the present day Live while you live, the sacred preacher cries, And give to God each moment as it flies. Lord, in my views, let both united be I live in pleasure when I live to thee."

"Religion, in its most general view, is such a Sense of God in the soul, and such a conviction of our obligations to him, and of our dependence upon him, as shall engage us to make it our great care to conduct ourselves in a manner which we have reason to believe will be pleasing to him."

"Dear Savior! We are Thine, by everlasting bands; our hearts, our souls, we would resign entirely to Thy hands."

"Let us live while we live."

"His goodness stands approved, unchanged from day to day; I'll drop my burden at His feet, and bear a song away."