Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Ronald E. Osborn

Australian-born American Disciples Minister, Professor of Church History at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Teacher and Writer, First Moderator of the Disciples of Christ Church

"Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."

"No heart is empty of the humor of curiosity, the beggar being as attentive, in his station, to an increase of knowledge, as the prince."

"When the taste is purified, the morals are not easily corrupted. Whatever injures the body, the morals, or the mind, will lessen or vitiate taste; thus, disorders of the body and violent passions of the mind, will do this, and so will also excessive care or covetousness; but above all, a habit of intemperance, and keeping low company will greatly deprave that which was once a good taste."

"You may glean knowledge by reading, but you must separate the chaff from the wheat by thinking."

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."

"Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."