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Lyman Abbott Quotes





A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
 

Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.
 

Every life is march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.
 

I abhor a hoe. I am fond of flowers but not of dirt, and had rather buy them than cultivate them.
 

I cannot harness a horse. I am afraid of a cow.
 

It is easy to condemn, it is better to pity.
 

Patience is passion tamed.
 

Religion is not a conclusion of the reason.
 

The brotherhood of man is an integral part of Christianity no less than the Fatherhood of God; and to deny the one is no less infidel than to deny the other.
 

The highest qualities of character... must be earned.
 

The remedy for the present threatened decay of faith is not a more stalwart creed or a more unflinching acceptance of it, but a profoundly spiritual life.
 

The very essence of rationalism is that it assumes that the reason is the highest faculty in man and the lord of all the rest.