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William Ralph Inge quotes: The vulgar mind always mistakes the exceptional for the important. The vulgar mind always mistakes the exceptional for the important.
William Ralph Inge quotes: Don't break the silence unless you can improve on it. Don't break the silence unless you can improve on it.
William Ralph Inge quotes: The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so. The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.
William Ralph Inge quotes: Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art. Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art.
William Ralph Inge quotes: Originality, I fear, is too often only undetected and frequently unconscious plagiarism. Originality, I fear, is too often only undetected and frequently unconscious plagiarism.
William Ralph Inge quotes: I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator to suppose that he has a sense of humour. I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator to suppose that he has a sense of humour.
William Ralph Inge quotes: Faith is an act of self-consecration, in which the will, the intellect, and the affections all have their place. Faith is an act of self-consecration, in which the will, the intellect, and the affections all have their place.
William Ralph Inge quotes: No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism. No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism.
William Ralph Inge quotes: Originality is undetected plagiarism. Originality is undetected plagiarism.
William Ralph Inge quotes: The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born. The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born.
William Ralph Inge quotes: This is old, therefore it is good"; the other says, "This is new, therefore it is better. This is old, therefore it is good"; the other says, "This is new, therefore it is better.
William Ralph Inge quotes: All human love is a holy thing, the holiest thing in our experience. All human love is a holy thing, the holiest thing in our experience.
William Ralph Inge quotes: The happy people are those who are producing something ... The happy people are those who are producing something ...
William Ralph Inge quotes: The command, 'Be fruitful and multiply', was promulgated, according to our authorities, when the population of the world consisted of two persons. The command, 'Be fruitful and multiply', was promulgated, according to our authorities, when the population of the world consisted of two persons.
William Ralph Inge quotes: There are no rewards or punishments - only consequences. There are no rewards or punishments - only consequences.
William Ralph Inge quotes: We must cut our coat according to our cloth, and adapt ourselves to changing circumstances. We must cut our coat according to our cloth, and adapt ourselves to changing circumstances.
William Ralph Inge quotes: The right use of leisure is no doubt a harder problem than the right use of our working hours. The soul is dyed the color of its leisure thoughts. The right use of leisure is no doubt a harder problem than the right use of our working hours. The soul is dyed the color of its leisure thoughts.
William Ralph Inge quotes: Every institution not only carries within it the seeds of its own dissolution, but prepares the way for its most hated rival. Every institution not only carries within it the seeds of its own dissolution, but prepares the way for its most hated rival.
William Ralph Inge quotes: The average man is rich enough when he has a little more than he has got. The average man is rich enough when he has a little more than he has got.
William Ralph Inge quotes: The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values. The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.
William Ralph Inge quotes: I think middle-age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty. I think middle-age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty.
William Ralph Inge quotes: Take away fear, and the battle of Freedom is half won. Take away fear, and the battle of Freedom is half won.
William Ralph Inge quotes: Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due. Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.
William Ralph Inge quotes: Experience is a good teacher, but her fees are very high. Experience is a good teacher, but her fees are very high.
William Ralph Inge quotes: The Devil deserves zero tolerance. The Devil deserves zero tolerance.
William Ralph Inge quotes: The game of life is worth playing, but the struggle is the prize. The game of life is worth playing, but the struggle is the prize.
William Ralph Inge quotes: A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and a common hatred of its neighbors. A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and a common hatred of its neighbors.
William Ralph Inge quotes: The world belongs to those who think and act with it, who keep a finger on its pulse. The world belongs to those who think and act with it, who keep a finger on its pulse.
William Ralph Inge quotes: Our real self is not the captive of Space and Time Our real self is not the captive of Space and Time
William Ralph Inge quotes: Civilization is being poisoned by its own waste products. Civilization is being poisoned by its own waste products.
William Ralph Inge quotes: The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot. The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot.
William Ralph Inge quotes: The modern world belongs to the half-educated, a rather difficult class, because they do not realize how little they know. The modern world belongs to the half-educated, a rather difficult class, because they do not realize how little they know.
William Ralph Inge quotes: Christianity promises to make men free; it never promises to make them independent. Christianity promises to make men free; it never promises to make them independent.
William Ralph Inge quotes: Hatred toward any human being cannot exist in the same heart as love to God. Hatred toward any human being cannot exist in the same heart as love to God.
William Ralph Inge quotes: Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself. Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.
William Ralph Inge quotes: Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy. Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy.
William Ralph Inge quotes: True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values. True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values.
William Ralph Inge quotes: It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own. It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
William Ralph Inge quotes: In dealing with Englishmen you can be sure of one thing only, that the logical solution will not be adopted. In dealing with Englishmen you can be sure of one thing only, that the logical solution will not be adopted.
William Ralph Inge quotes: The soul is dyed by the color of its leisure hours. The soul is dyed by the color of its leisure hours.
William Ralph Inge quotes: Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next. Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next.
William Ralph Inge quotes: To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy. To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
William Ralph Inge quotes: what is originality ? undetected plagiarism! what is originality ? undetected plagiarism!
William Ralph Inge quotes: Lutheranism is essentially German ... It worships a God who is neither just nor merciful. Lutheranism is essentially German ... It worships a God who is neither just nor merciful.
William Ralph Inge quotes: The church is only a secular institution in which the half-educated speak to the half-converted. The church is only a secular institution in which the half-educated speak to the half-converted.