William Ralph Inge Quotes

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Born: June 6, 1860,
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Died: , February 26, 1954
Occupation: Author

1.
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge

2.
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
- William Ralph Inge

3.
Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art.
- William Ralph Inge

4.
Many people believe that they are attracted by God, or by Nature, when they are only repelled by man.
- William Ralph Inge

5.
The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.
- William Ralph Inge

6.
The enemies of freedom do not argue they shout and they shoot.
- William Ralph Inge

7.
Theater is, of course, a reflection of life. Maybe we have to improve life before we can hope to improve theater.
- William Ralph Inge

8.
To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
- William Ralph Inge

9.
True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values.
- William Ralph Inge

10.
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 Ralph Inge

11.
Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next.
- William Ralph Inge

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