Richard Whately Quotes

30 Richard Whately quotes:

"It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary."
"Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one."
"A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune."
"As one may bring himself to believe almost anything he is inclined to believe, it makes all the difference whether we begin or end with the inquiry, 'What is truth?'"
"Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man."
"The happiest lot for a man, as far as birth is concerned, is that it should be such as to give him but little occasion to think much about it."
"To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself."
"He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts."
"Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory."
"All men wish to have truth on their side; but few to be on the side of truth."
"To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air."
"There is a soul of truth in error; there is a soul of good in evil."
"Preach not because you have to say something, but because you have something to say."
"Unless people can be kept in the dark, it is best for those who love the truth to give them the full light."
"Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth."
"A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's."
"In our judgment of human transactions, the law of optics is reversed; we see the most indistinctly the objects which are close around us."
"Honesty is the best policy," but he who acts on that principle is not an honest man."
"It is folly to expect men to do all that they may reasonably be expected to do."
"Manners are one of the greatest engines of influence ever given to man."

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