Quotes

11 November 2014

Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing.

11 November 2014

A clergyman, again, can hardly ever allow himself to look facts fairly in the face. It is his profession to support one side; it is impossible, therefore, for him to make an unbiased examination of the other.

11 November 2014

It is not nice to be wedded to anything—not even to a theory.

11 November 2014

Theorists may say what they like about a man's children being a continuation of his own identity, but it will generally be found that those who talk in this way have no children of their own. Practical family men know better.

11 November 2014

It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy—but he who has shown the better temper.

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