William Ralph Inge - Quotes

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Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.

Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

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.

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.

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

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

True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values.

True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values.

It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion. ---->>>

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

The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so. ---->>>

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.

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

Originality is undetected plagiarism. ---->>>

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself. ---->>>

Theater is, of course, a reflection of life. Maybe we have to improve life before we can hope to improve theater. ---->>>

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

Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter. ---->>>

Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to the average person. ---->>>

A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he can't sit on it. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Every institution not only carries within it the seeds of its own dissolution, but prepares the way for its most hated rival. ---->>>

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

There are no rewards or punishments - only consequences. ---->>>

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

I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator to suppose that he has a sense of humour. ---->>>

In dealing with Englishmen you can be sure of one thing only, that the logical solution will not be adopted. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: June 6, 1860
Birthplace: Crayke, Yorkshire, England, UK
Die: 02-26, 1954
Occupation: Clergyman
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William Ralph Inge KCVO (/ˈɪŋ/; 6 June 1860 – 26 February 1954) was an English author, Anglican priest, professor of divinity at Cambridge, and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, which provided the appellation by which he was widely known, Dean Inge. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature three times (wikipedia)