Facts about William Ralph Inge

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William Ralph Inge was a famous Clergyman from England, who lived between June 6, 1860 and February 26, 1954. He/she became 93 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 27 quotes who is written / told by William, under the main topics: Patriotism, Wisdom.

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Famous quotes by William Ralph Inge (27)


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"The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so"
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"The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot"
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"The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values"
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"Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to the average person"
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"Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself"
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"Originality is undetected plagiarism"
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"Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true"
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"No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism"
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"Many people believe that they are attracted by God, or by Nature, when they are only repelled by man"
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"Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art"
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"It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion"
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"It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own"
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"In dealing with Englishmen you can be sure of one thing only, that the logical solution will not be adopted"
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"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"
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"I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator to suppose that he has a sense of humour"
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"Every institution not only carries within it the seeds of its own dissolution, but prepares the way for its most hated rival"
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"Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due"
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"Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next"
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"We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form"
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"True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values"
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"To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy"
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"There are no rewards or punishments - only consequences"
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"Theater is, of course, a reflection of life. Maybe we have to improve life before we can hope to improve theater"
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"Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter"
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"Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance"
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"A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours"
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"A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he can't sit on it"


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