Dean Inge

Man, as we know him, is a poor creature; he is halfway between an ape and a god and he is travelling in the right direction.

It was said that Mr. Gladstone could persuade most people of most things, and himself of anything.

A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings.

The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born.

If the universe is running down like a clock, the clock must have been wound up at a date which we could name if we knew it. The world, if it is to have an end in time, must have had a beginning in time.

Faith always contains an element of risk, of venture; and we are impelled to make the venture by the affinity and attraction which we feel in ourselves.

All faith consists essentially in the recognition of a world of spiritual values behind, yet not apart from, the world of natural phenomena.

Action is the normal completion of the act of will which begins as prayer. That action is not always external, but it is always some kind of effective energy.

The object of studying philosophy is to know one's own mind, not other people's.

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