Richard Whately Sayings and Quotes

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In our judgment of human transactions, the law of optics is reversed, we see most dimly the objects which are close around us.     

Richard Whately

Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.     

Richard Whately

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's.     

Richard Whately

Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.     

Richard Whately

A man is called selfish, not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting the neighbor's.     

Richard Whately

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's.     

Richard Whately

To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air.     

Richard Whately

Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.     

Richard Whately

Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.     

Richard Whately

Manners are one of the greatest engines of influence ever given to man.     

Richard Whately

Even supposing there were some spiritual advantage in celibacy, it ought to be completely voluntary     

Richard Whately

Of metaphors, those generally conduce most to energy or vivacity of style which illustrate an intellectual by a sensible object.     

Richard Whately

Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.”     

Richard Whately

The relief that is afforded to mere want, as want, tends to increase that want.     

Richard Whately

It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.     

Richard Whately

Persecution is not wrong because it is cruel; but it is cruel because it is wrong.     

Richard Whately

It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.     

Richard Whately

It is folly to shiver over last year's snow.     

Richard Whately

Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one.     

Richard Whately

Superstition is not, as has been defined, an excess of religious feeling, but a misdirection of it, an exhausting of it on vanities of man's devising.     

Richard Whately

It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.     

Richard Whately

Good manners are a part of good morals.     

Richard Whately