William Inge

1860 - 1954

A Quote by William Inge on boredom, beauty, and truth

Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true.

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

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A Quote by William Ralph Inge on quarrel, sheep, vegetarianism, wolf, and opinion

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

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

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A Quote by Dr. William Ralph Inge, KC, VO, FBA, DD on ancestry, hatred, nations, neighbors, and society

A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

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A Quote by Dr. William Ralph Inge, KC, VO, FBA, DD on past

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Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter.

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

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A Quote by Dr. William Ralph Inge, KC, VO, FBA, DD on mankind and wisdom

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

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

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A Quote by Dr. William Ralph Inge, KC, VO, FBA, DD

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

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

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A Quote by Dr. William Ralph Inge, KC, VO, FBA, DD

Benedict Nightingale speaking of Dean Inge: [William Inge] handles symbolism rather like an Olympic weight lifter, raising it with agonizing care, brandishing it with a tiny grunt of triumph, then dropping it with a terrible clang.

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

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A Quote by Dr. William Ralph Inge, KC, VO, FBA, DD on country, majorities, suffering, and tyranny

Of all tyrannies a country can suffer, the worst is the tyranny of the majority.

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

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A Quote by Dr. William Ralph Inge, KC, VO, FBA, DD on interest, trouble, and worry

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due.

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

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A Quote by Dr. William Ralph Inge, KC, VO, FBA, DD on character, children, influence, and time

The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born.

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

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