67 Frederick W. Robertson Quotes

  • "Do right, and God's recompense to you will be the power of doing more right."

    - Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Good and Evil, Power


  • "Defeat in doing right is nevertheless victory."

    - Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Good and Evil, Victory


  • "The deep undertone of the world is sadness - a solemn bass, occurring at measured intervals and heard through all other tones. Ultimately, all the strains of this world's music resolve themselves into that tone; and I believe that, rightly felt, the cross, and the cross alone, interprets the mournful mystery of life, the sorrow of the Highest - the Lord of Life, the result of error and sin, but ultimately remedial, purifying and exalting."

    - Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Life, The Cross


  • "Make but few explanations. The character that cannot defend itself is not worth vindicating."

    - Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Character


  • "In these two things the greatness of man consists, to have God so dwelling in us as to impart his character to us, and to have him so dwelling in us that we recognize his presence, and know that we are his, and he is ours. The one is salvation: the other the assurance of it."

    - Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Character, Holy Spirit, Assurance


  • "The truest view of life has always seemed to me to be that which shows that we are here not to enjoy, but to learn."

    - Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Education, Life


  • "To turn water into wine, and what is common into what is holy, is indeed the glory of Christianity."

    - Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Christianity


  • "You are tried alone; alone you pass into the desert; alone you are sifted by the world."

    - Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Suffering


  • "Commerce tends to wear off those prejudices which maintain destruction and animosity between nations. It softens and polishes the manners of men. It unites them by one of the strongest of all ties-the desire of supplying their mutual wants. It disposes them to peace by establishing in every state an order of citizens bound by their interest to be the guardians of public tranquility."

    - Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Finances


  • "In God's world, for those who are in earnest, there is no failure. No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken, no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain."

    - Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Holiness, Faithful, Sacrifice


  • "To believe is to be strong. Doubt, cramps energy. Belief is power."

    - Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Faith, Believing, Doubt


  • "The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly."

    - Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Reasoning


  • "Our higher feelings move our animal nature; and our animal nature, irritated, may call back a semblance of those emotions; but the whole difference between nobleness and baseness lies in the question, whether the feeling begins from below or above."

    - Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Reasoning, Nature, Feelings


  • "Experience tells us that each man most keenly and unerringly detects in others the vice with which he is most familiar himself."

    - Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Hypocrisy


  • "It is not the situation which makes the man, but the man who makes the situation. The slave may be a freeman. The monarch may be a slave. Situations are noble or ignoble, as we make them."

    - Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Character



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