R. Inge Quotes

Found 43 quotes by R. Inge .
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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." R. Inge
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"Originality is undetected plagiarism." R. Inge
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Originality   

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"The command "Be fruitful and multiply" was promulgated according to our authorities, when the population of the world consisted of two persons" R. Inge
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"Originality, I fear, is too often only undetected and frequently unconscious plagiarism" R. Inge
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"True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values." R. Inge
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"No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism." R. Inge
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Christian   

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"The nations which have put mankind and posterity most in their debt have been small states Israel, Athens, Florence, Elizabethan England" R. Inge
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Athens   

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"How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive o all they do, and of all they are willing to endure." Dean William R. Inge
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Action   

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"In dealing with Englishmen you can be sure of one thing only, that the logical solution will not be adopted." Dean William R. Inge
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Nationalities And Nationalism   

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"To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy." Dean William R. Inge
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Religious   

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

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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." R. Inge
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Consciousness   

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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." Dean William R. Inge
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Age And Aging   

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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." Dean William R. Inge
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Opinions   

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"It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion." Dean William R. Inge
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Peace   

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"Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next." Dean William R. Inge
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Society   

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"Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due." Dean William R. Inge
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Trouble   

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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." R. Inge
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"We are distressed because our churches are half empty; and many of them would be emptier if the Gospel were preached in them" R. Inge
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Churches   

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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." R. Inge
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Gentleman   

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"It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion" R. Inge
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