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Theodore Parker
August 24, 1810 - May 10, 1860
Nationality: American
Category: Theologian
Subcategory: American Theologian

Humanity is the sin of God.


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.


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


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.


As society advances the standard of poverty rises.


No man is so great as mankind.


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.


Politics is the science of urgencies.


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


Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.


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


Wealth and want equally harden the human heart.


Outward judgment often fails, inward judgment never.


Remorse is the pain of sin.


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


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