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John Morley
1838 - 1923
Nationality: British
Category: Statesman
Subcategory: British Statesman

Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad, intelligent, and spacious way.


You cannot demonstrate an emotion or prove an aspiration.


They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular.


Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.


A great interpreter of life ought not himself to need interpretation.


Literature, the most seductive, the most deceiving, the most dangerous of professions.


Evolution is not a force but a process. Not a cause but a law.


Politics is a field where the choice lies constantly between two blunders.


A proverb is good sense brought to a point.


In politics the choice is constantly between two evils.


They are the guiding oracles which man has found out for himself in that great business of ours, of learning how to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.


You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.


No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.


The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without and to depart.


He who hates vice hates men.


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