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John Heyl Vincent

We are pilgrims, not settlers; this earth is our inn, not our home

John Heyl Vincent (23 February 18329 May 1920) was an American Methodist Episcopal bishop.

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Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)Edit

Oh, wonderful teacher! Oh, favored disciples! Oh, famous school — that built no marble halls, and collected no grand library, but turned all life into opportunity…
Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).
At some time, here or hereafter, every account must be settled, and every debt paid in full.
  • Oh, wonderful teacher! Oh, favored disciples! Oh, famous school — that built no marble halls, and collected no grand library, but turned all life into opportunity; made houses and streets and seaside and mountain-tops, places of discipline and recitation and delight! Oh, blest example — shining this day on the pages of history — our example, our dream, our desire!
    • p. 62.
  • He was Himself forsaken that none of His children might ever need to utter His cry of loneliness.
    • p. 73.
  • We are pilgrims, not settlers; this earth is our inn, not our home.
    • p. 206.
  • At some time, here or hereafter, every account must be settled, and every debt paid in full.
    • p. 361.
  • He that would speak Divine things in a language which living men of to-day can comprehend, must keep up with the researches and discoveries of men who study nature, and put her words into the speech of the present.
    • p. 414.
  • There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm.
    • p. 556.
  • In the highest class of God's school of suffering we learn not resignation nor patience, but rejoicing in tribulation.
    • p. 569.
  • To live a godly life is the best way to light up a lesson that the teacher can possibly employ.
    • p. 572.
  • The teacher should use illustrations for the better teaching of the lesson, and never to fill up time, to amuse the class, or to display his own genius.
    • p. 572.

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