Dean Inge Quotes

32 Dean Inge quotes:

"Faith is an act of self-consecration, in which the will, the intellect, and the affections all have their place."
"A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings."
"We tolerate shapes in human beings that would horrify us if we saw them in a horse."
"The object of studying philosophy is to know one's own mind, not other people's."
"Man, as we know him, is a poor creature; he is halfway between an ape and a god and he is travelling in the right direction."
"Action is the normal completion of the act of will which begins as prayer. That action is not always external, but it is always some kind of effective energy."
"It was said that Mr. Gladstone could persuade most people of most things, and himself of anything."
"To marry is to get a binocular view of life."
"What is originality? Undetected plagiarism."
"Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized."
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"In praising science, it does not follow that we must adopt the very poor philosophies which scientific men have constructed. In philosophy they have much more to learn than to teach."
"The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born."
"God does not always punish a nation by sending it adversity. More often He gives the oppressors their hearts' desire, and sends leanness withal into their soul."
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"The effect of boredom on a large scale in history is underestimated. It is a main cause of revolutions, and would soon bring to an end all the static Utopias and the farmyard civilization of the Fabians."
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"Let none of us delude himself by supposing that honesty is always the best policy. It is not."
"Bereavement is the deepest initiation into the mysteries of human life, an initiation more searching and profound than even happy love."
"Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them."
"It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion."
"The soul is dyed with the color of its leisure thoughts."
"Literature flourishes best when it is half trade and half an art."
Author: Inge Quotes Category: Literature Quotes

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