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Anxiety is the interest paid on trouble before it is due.
- Dean William R. Inge | Anxiety and Worry Quotes
The proper time to influence the character of a child is about 100 years before he is born.
- Dean William R. Inge | Character and Personality Quotes
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
- Dean William R. Inge | Creation and Creativity Quotes
Public opinion: a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for any one of us who is not content to be the average man.
- Dean William R. Inge | Fame and Celebrities Quotes
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.'
- Dean William R. Inge | Fools and Foolishness Quotes
A good government remains the greatest of human blessings, and no nation has ever enjoyed it.
- Dean William R. Inge | Government and Rule Quotes
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
- Dean William R. Inge | Government and Rule Quotes
The enemies of Freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot.
- Dean William R. Inge | Government and Rule Quotes
The effect of boredom on a large scale in history is underestimated. It is a main cause of revolutions, and would soon bring to an end all the static Utopias and the farmyard civilization of the Fabians.
- Dean William R. Inge | History and Historians Quotes
Man, as we know him, is a poor creature; but he is halfway between an ape and a god and he is travelling in the right direction.
- Dean William R. Inge | Homo Sapiens Quotes
Many people believe they are attracted by God, or by Nature when they are only repelled by Man.
- Dean William R. Inge | Homo Sapiens Quotes
Let none of us delude himself by supposing that honesty is always the best policy. It is not.
- Dean William R. Inge | Honesty Quotes
It is said that Mr. Gladstone could persuade most people of most things, and himself of anything.
- Dean William R. Inge | Leaders and Leadership Quotes
Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art.
- Dean William R. Inge | Literature Quotes
The nations which have put mankind and posterity most in their debt have been small states - Israel, Athens, Florence, Elizabethan England.
- Dean William R. Inge | Minorities Quotes
The whole of nature is a conjugation of the verb to eat, in the active and passive.
- Dean William R. Inge | Nature Quotes
Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to be the average man.
- Dean William R. Inge | Opinion Quotes
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
- Dean William R. Inge | Originality Quotes
Religion is a way of walking, not a way of talking.
- Dean William R. Inge | Religion Quotes


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