Facts about William Temple

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William Temple was a famous author, who lived between and 1627 AC.

Our collection contains 17 quotes who is written / told by William, under the main topic Finance.

Famous quotes by William Temple (17)


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"The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor"
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"Who ever converses among old books will be hard to please among the new"
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"Man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy"
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"Authority is by nothing so much strengthened and confirmed as by custom; for no man easily distrusts the things which he and all men have been always bred up to"
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"The best rules to form a young man, are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it"
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"Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they passed"
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"The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit"
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"I have always looked upon alchemy in natural philosophy to be like enthusiasm in divinity, and to have troubled the world much to the same purpose"
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"There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of conferring them on others"
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"When all is done, human life is, at the greatest and the best, but like a froward child, that must be played with and humored a little to keep it quiet till it falls asleep, and then the care is over"
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"The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies"
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"Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Our complaints are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose they only fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves"
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"No one ever was a great poet, that applied himself much to anything else"
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"You may keep your beauty and your health, unless you destroy them yourself, or discourage them to stay with you, by using them ill"
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"When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't, they don't"
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"The problem of evil... Why does God permit it? Or, if God is omnipotent, in which case permission and creation are the same, why did God create it?"
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"The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child's home"


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