He published the works of Jonathan Edwards (the younger) in 1842. An original quote of Tryon Edwards is: “Thoughts lead on to purposes. Purposes go forth in action.
Actions form habits; habits decide character. And character fixes our destiny.” ~ Tyrone Edwards
Some representative entries from A Dictionary of Thoughts are:
"Between two evils, choose neither. Between two goods, choose both."
"The first step to improvement, whether mental, moral, or religious, is to know ourselves—our weaknesses, errors, deficiencies, and sins, that, by divine grace, we may overcome and turn from them all."
"Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it.
But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws – a thing which can never be demonstrated."
"If you would know anything thoroughly, teach it to others."
"Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past."
"True humility is not an abject, groveling, self-despising spirit. It is but a right estimate of ourselves as God sees us.".