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William Ralph Inge – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by William Ralph Inge

 

Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next.

– William Ralph Inge


Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art.

– William Ralph Inge


The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.

– William Ralph Inge


True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values.

– William Ralph Inge


The enemies of freedom do not argue they shout and they shoot.

– William Ralph Inge


Theater is, of course, a reflection of life. Maybe we have to improve life before we can hope to improve theater.

– William Ralph Inge


Many people believe that they are attracted by God, or by Nature, when they are only repelled by man.

– William Ralph Inge


A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.

– William Ralph Inge


To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.

– William Ralph Inge


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


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

– William Ralph Inge