Dean Inge Quotes

32 Dean Inge quotes:

"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."
Author: Inge Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"Faith is an act of self-consecration, in which the will, the intellect, and the affections all have their place."
"The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense."
"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."
"Let none of us delude himself by supposing that honesty is always the best policy. It is not."
"A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings."
"Bereavement is the deepest initiation into the mysteries of human life, an initiation more searching and profound than even happy love."
"It was said that Mr. Gladstone could persuade most people of most things, and himself of anything."
"Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them."
"To marry is to get a binocular view of life."
"What is originality? Undetected plagiarism."
"Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized."
Author: Inge Quotes Category: English Author Quotes Gambling Quotes
"Bereavement is the sharpest challenge to our trust in God; if faith can overcome this, there is no mountain which it cannot remove."
"We tolerate shapes in human beings that would horrify us if we saw them in a horse."
"All faith consists essentially in the recognition of a world of spiritual values behind, yet not apart from, the world of natural phenomena."
"Faith always contains an element of risk, of venture; and we are impelled to make the venture by the affinity and attraction which we feel in ourselves."
"Faith is an act of rational choice, which determines us to act as if certain things were true, and in the confident expectation that they will prove to be true."
"A good government remains the greatest of human blessings and no nation has ever enjoyed it."
"If the universe is running down like a clock, the clock must have been wound up at a date which we could name if we knew it. The world, if it is to have an end in time, must have had a beginning in time."
"A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it."

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