John Heyl Vincent
American theologian (1832-1920)
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895) edit
- Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).
- 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.