William Ralph Inge

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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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Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due. .

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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. .

William Ralph Inge Quotes about religion
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I have no fear that the candle lighted in Palestine years ago will ever be put out. .

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The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense. .

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There are no rewards or punishments - only consequences. .

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We tolerate shapes in human beings that would horrify us if we saw them in a horse. .

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Bereavement is the deepest initiation into the mysteries of human life, an initiation more searching and profound than even happy love. .

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Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them. .

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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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A good government remains the greatest of human blessings and no nation has ever enjoyed it. .

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It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own. .

William Ralph Inge Quotes about wisdom
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Let none of us delude himself by supposing that honesty is always the best policy. It is not. .

William Ralph Inge Quotes about self
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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. .

William Ralph Inge Quotes about prayer
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Dont get up from the feast of life without paying for your share of it. .

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A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings. .

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Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next. .

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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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Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized. .

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The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little. .

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The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot. .

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Bereavement is the sharpest challenge to our trust in God; if faith can overcome this, there is no mountain which it cannot remove. .

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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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True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values. .

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The wise man is he who knows the relative value of things. .

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No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism. .

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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. .

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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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Love remembered and consecrated by grief belongs, more clearly than the happy intercourse of friends, to the eternal world; it has proved itself stronger than death. .

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A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cant sit on it. .

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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. .

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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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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. .

William Ralph Inge Quotes about prayer
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To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy. .

William Ralph Inge Quotes about philosophy
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The object of studying philosophy is to know ones own mind, not other peoples. .

William Ralph Inge Quotes about philosophy
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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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All faith consists essentially in the recognition of a world of spiritual values behind, yet not apart from, the world of natural phenomena. .

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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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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. .

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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. .

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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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Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art. .

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Many people believe that they are attracted by God, or by Nature, when they are only repelled by man. .

William Ralph Inge Quotes about god
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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. .

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The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born. .

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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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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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The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values. .

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Deliberate cruelty to our defenceless and beautiful little cousins is surely one of the meanest and most detestable vices of which a human being can be guilty. .

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Philosophy means thinking things out for oneself. Ultimately, there can be only one true philosophy, since reason is one and we all live in the same world. .

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