Benjamin Jowett

1817 - 1893

A Quote by Benjamin Jowett on books and good

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One man is as good as another until he has written a book.

Benjamin Jowett (1817 - 1893)

Source: Life and Letters of Benjamin Jowett, ed. Abbott and Campbell, 1897.

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A Quote by Benjamin Jowett on art, logic, and science

Logic is neither a science or an art, but a dodge.

Benjamin Jowett (1817 - 1893)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Benjamin Jowett on feeling and poetry

Nowhere probably is there more true feeling, and nowhere worse taste, than in a churchyard - both as regards the monuments and the inscriptions. Scarcely a word of true poetry anywhere.

Benjamin Jowett (1817 - 1893)

Source: Life and Letters of Benjamin Jowett, ed. Abbott and Campbell, 1897.

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A Quote by Benjamin Jowett on achievement, idleness, research, and value

Research! A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved, and will never achieve any results of the slightest value.

Benjamin Jowett (1817 - 1893)

Source: Unforgotten Years, by Logan Pearsall Smith.

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A Quote by Benjamin Jowett on knowledge

Universities are full of knowledge; the freshmen bring a little in and the seniors take none away, and knowledge accumulates.

Benjamin Jowett (1817 - 1893)

Source: Life and Letters of Benjamin Jowett, ed. Abbott and Campbell, 1897.

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A Quote by Benjamin Jowett on life, love, men, and mistakes

Young men make great mistakes in life; for one thing, they idealize love too much.

Benjamin Jowett (1817 - 1893)

Source: Life and Letters of Benjamin Jowett, ed. Abbott and Campbell, 1897.

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A Quote by Benjamin Jowett on doubt

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Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door.

Benjamin Jowett (1817 - 1893)

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A Quote by Benjamin Jowett on mind

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The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.

Benjamin Jowett (1817 - 1893)

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