The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.

— William Temple

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When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't, they don't.

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Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.

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The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies.

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The best rules to form a young man are: to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it.

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If your prayer is selfish, the answer will be something that will rebuke your selfishness. You may not recognize it as having come at all, but it is sure to be there.

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True worship is when a person, through their person, attains intimacy and friendship with God.

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To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God.

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The greatest pleasure in life is love.

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We shall say without hesitation that the atheist who is moved by love is moved by the Spirit of God; an atheist who lives by love is saved by his faith in the God whose existence (under that name) he denies.

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Science has its being in a perpetual mental restlessness.

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Some of the Fathers went so far as to esteem the love of music a sign of predestination, as a thing divine, and reserved for the felicities of heaven itself.

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The problem of evil... Why does God permit it? Or, if God is omnipotent, in which case permission and creation are the same, why did God create it?

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About William Temple

Quotes 27 sayings
Profession Essayist
Birthday October 16

The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.

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The greatest medicine is a true friend.

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Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they passed.

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It is sometimes said that conduct is supremely important and worship helps it.

The truth is that worship is supremely important and conduct tests it

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Learning passes for wisdom among those who want both.

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I prefer a God who once and for all impressed his will upon creation, to one who continually busied about modifying what he had already done.

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People that trust wholly to other's charity, and without industry of their own, will always be poor.

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Man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.

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There is no structural organization of society which can bring about the coming of the Kingdom of God on earth since all systems can be perverted by the selfishness of man. The Malvern Manifesto: Drawn up by a Conference of the Province of York, January 10, 1941; signed for the Conference by Temple, then Archbishop of York .

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Christianity founds hospitals and atheists are cured in them, never knowing they owe their cure to Christ.

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You may keep your beauty and your health, unless you destroy them yourself, or discourage them to stay with you, by using them ill.

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Authority is by nothing so much strengthened and confirmed as by custom;

for no man easily distrusts the things which he and all men have been always bred up to.

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The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child's home.

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I have always looked upon alchemy in natural philosophy to be like enthusiasm in divinity, and to have troubled the world much to the same purpose.

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