Richard Whately

1787 - 1863

A Quote by Richard Whately on change and mind

A man will never change his mind if he have no mind to change.

Richard Whately (1787 - 1863)

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A Quote by Richard Whately on belief and truth

As one may bring himself to believe almost anything he is inclined to believe, it makes all the difference whether we begin or end with the inquiry, "What is truth?"

Richard Whately (1787 - 1863)

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A Quote by Richard Whately on testing and truth

Neither human applause nor human censure is to be taken as the best of truth; but either should set us upon testing ourselves.

Richard Whately (1787 - 1863)

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A Quote by Richard Whately on abuse, correction, revolution, and security

The best security against revolution is in constant correction of abuses and the introduction of needed improvements. It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.

Richard Whately (1787 - 1863)

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A Quote by Richard Whately on blessings, god, and men

It is generally true that all that is required to make men unmindful of what they owe to God for any blessing, is, that they should receive that blessing often and regularly.

Richard Whately (1787 - 1863)

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A Quote by Richard Whately on truth and wishes

It is one thing to wish to have truth on our side, and another to wish sincerely to be on the side of truth.

Richard Whately (1787 - 1863)

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A Quote by Richard Whately on children, fortune, giving, and habits

A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them a fortune.

Richard Whately (1787 - 1863)

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