Abel Stevens Quotes

Abel Stevens (1815–1897) was an American clergyman, editor, and author known for his books on Methodist religious history. He wrote History of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States of America, an early history of the church that is frequently referenced in historical works, and A Compendious History of American Methodism

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Abel Stevens


Genius is clairvoyant.

Abel Stevens


Genius is always more suggestive than expressive.

Abel Stevens


Genius can never despise labour.

Abel Stevens


Labor is the law of happiness.

Abel Stevens


I see that time divided is never long, and that regularity abridges all things.

Abel Stevens


A woman . . . always feels herself complimented by love, though it may be from a man incapable of winning her heart, or perhaps even her esteem.

Abel Stevens


No great thought, no great object, satisfies the mind at first view, nor at the last.

Abel Stevens


Only those who love with the heart can animate the love of others.

Abel Stevens


“Politeness is the art of choosing among one's real thoughts.”

Abel Stevens