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All Quotes by author - John Henry Newman
" Ability is sexless. "
" A great memory does not make a mind, any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature. "
" A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise. "
" A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault. "
" Calculation never made a hero. "
" Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance. "
" Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall never have a beginning. "
" From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery. "
" Growth is the only evidence of life. "
" If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards. "
" If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable... we must be content to creep along the ground, and never soar. "
" In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing. "
" It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain. "
" It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain. "
" It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing. "
" Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish. "
" Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not... We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them. "
" Men will die upon dogma but will not fall victim to a conclusion. "
" Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it. "
" Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt. "
" The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men. "
" There is such a thing as legitimate warfare: war has its laws; there are things which may fairly be done, and things which may not be done. "
" To holy people the very name of Jesus is a name to feed upon, a name to transport. His name can raise the dead and transfigure and beautify the living. "
" To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often. "
" Virtue is its own reward, and brings with it the truest and highest pleasure; but if we cultivate it only for pleasure's sake, we are selfish, not religious, and will never gain the pleasure, because we can never have the virtue. "
" We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe. "
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