William Ralph Inge

English prelate noted for his pessimistic sermons and articles (1860-1954)

★ FAVORITE (3 votes)

Famous quotes by William Ralph Inge:Sort:PopularA - Z

A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he can't sit on it.Rate it:
A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.Rate it:
Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter.Rate it:
How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive o all they do, and of all they are willing to endure.Rate it:
I think middle-age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty.Rate it:
In dealing with Englishmen you can be sure of one thing only, that the logical solution will not be adopted.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Many people believe they are attracted by God, or by Nature, when they are only repelled by man.Rate it:
The aim of education is the knowledge not of fact, but of values.Rate it:
The happiest people seem to be Those who have no particular cause for being happy Except that they are so.Rate it:
The wise man is he who knows the relative value of things.Rate it:
There are no rewards or punishments -- only consequences.Rate it:
There are two kinds of fools: One says, This is old therefore it is good. The other one says, This is new therefore it is better.Rate it:
There is no law of progress. Our future is in our own hands, to make or to mar. It will be an uphill fight to the end, and would we have it otherwise Let no one suppose that evolution will ever exempt us from struggles. 'You forget,' said the Devil, with a chuckle, 'that I have been evolving too.'Rate it:
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.Rate it:
What is originality Undetected plagiarism.Rate it:
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.Rate it:
Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next.Rate it:
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due.Rate it:
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it is due.Rate it:

Share your thoughts on William Ralph Inge's quotes with the community:

Quote of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE inspiring quote delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this author page to your bibliography:


"William Ralph Inge Quotes." Quotes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 28 May 2015. <http://www.quotes.net/authors/William Ralph Inge>.

Missing a quote of William Ralph Inge?

Know another good quote of William Ralph Inge? Don't keep it to yourself!

The Web's Largest Resource for

Famous Quotes & Sayings

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network