William Inge

1860 - 1954

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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A Quote by Dr. William Ralph Inge, KC, VO, FBA, DD on animals, creation, devil, doubt, religion, and rest

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.

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

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

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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)

Source: "Outspoken Essays"

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A Quote by Dr. William Ralph Inge, KC, VO, FBA, DD on argument, enemies, and freedom

The enemies of Freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot.

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

Source: "End of an Age"

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A Quote by Dr. William Ralph Inge, KC, VO, FBA, DD on happiness, people, and reason

The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular reason for being happy except that they are so.

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

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A Quote by Dr. William Ralph Inge, KC, VO, FBA, DD on opportunity and prayer

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

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

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

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

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

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There are two kinds of fools: one says, "This is old, therefore it is good"; the other says, "This is new, therefore it is better."

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

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