William Ralph Inge
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William Ralph Inge
To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
In dealing with Englishmen you can be sure of one thing only, that the logical solution will not be adopted.
I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator to suppose that he has a sense of humour.
Every institution not only carries within it the seeds of its own dissolution, but prepares the way for its most hated rival.
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art.
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.
Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next.
Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to the average person.
The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot.
There are no rewards or punishments – only consequences.
Many people believe that they are attracted by God, or by Nature, when they are only repelled by man.
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he can’t sit on it.
The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.
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…
Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter.
No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism.
Theater is, of course, a reflection of life. Maybe we have to improve life before we can hope to improve theater.
True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values.
Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true.
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