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Thomas De Witt Talmage Quotes


American clergyman
(1832 - 1902)

In the lottery of life there are more prizes drawn than blanks, and to one misfortune there are fifty advantages. Despondency is the most unprofitable feeling a man can indulge in.
 

No man becomes fully evil at once; but suggestion bringeth on indulgence; indulgence, delight; delight, consent; consent, endeavor; endeavor, practice; practice, custom; custom, excuse; excuse, defence; defence, obstinacy; obstinacy, boasting; boasting, a seared conscience and a reprobate mind.
[Sin]
 

One good, hearty laugh is a bomb shell exploding in the right place, while spleen and discontent are a gun that kicks over the man who shoots it off.
[Laughter]
 

Sin may open bright as the morning, but it will end dark as night.
[Sin]
 

The dignity, the grandeur, the tenderness, the everlasting and divine significance of motherhood.
[Mother]
 

The newspaper is the great educator of the nineteenth century. There is no force compared with it. It is book, pulpit, platform, forum, all in one. And there is not an interest - religious, literary, commercial, scientific, agricultural, or mechanical - that is not within its grasp. All our churches, and schools, and colleges, and asylums, and art galleries feel the quaking of the printing press.