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Dean Inge Quotes

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Dean Inge quotes

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

I have no fear that the candle lighted in Palestine years ago will ever be put out.

All faith consists essentially in the recognition of a world of spiritual values behind, yet not apart from, the world of natural phenomena.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.

Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized.

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

Let none of us delude himself by supposing that honesty is always the best policy. It is not.

It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.

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

Don't get up from the feast of life without paying for your share of it.

It was said that Mr. Gladstone could persuade most people of most things, and himself of anything.

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.

The object of studying philosophy is to know one's own mind, not other people's.

The soul is dyed with the color of its leisure thoughts.