What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.

— W. R. [William Ralph] Inge

The most remarkable W. R. [William Ralph] Inge quotes that will add value to your life

It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.


Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due.


The happy people are those who are producing something; the bored people are those who are consuming much and producing nothing.


In dealing with Englishmen you can be sure of one thing only, that the logical solution will not be adopted.


Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance.


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.


There are no rewards or punishments -- only consequences.


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


We tolerate shapes in human beings that would horrify us if we saw them in a horse.


Every institution not only carries within it the seeds of its own dissolution, but prepares the way for its most hated rival.


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


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


About W. R. [William Ralph] Inge

Quotes 20 sayings
Birthday October 16

Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to be the average man.


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.


A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he can't sit on it.


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


Let us remember, when we are inclined to be disheartened, that the private soldier is a poor judge of the fortunes of a great battle.


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.'


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.

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