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Theodore Parker Quotes

As society advances the standard of poverty rises.

Cities have always been the fireplaces of civilization, whence light and heat radiated out into the dark.

Humanity is the sin of God.

It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business.

Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in.

Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.

No man is so great as mankind.

Outward judgment often fails, inward judgment never.

Politics is the science of urgencies.

Remorse is the pain of sin.

Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the highest kind comes from a religious stock.

The books that help you the most are those which make you think the most.

The miser, starving his brother's body, starves also his own soul, and at death shall creep out of his great estate of injustice, poor and naked and miserable.

Truth never yet fell dead in the streets; it has such affinity with the soul of man, the seed however broadcast will catch somewhere and produce its hundredfold.

Wealth and want equally harden the human heart.