John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman

English theologian

Lived from: 1801-1890

Quotes: John Henry Newman

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    A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
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    Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
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    Calculation never made a hero.
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    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.
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    Growth is the only evidence of life.
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    Health of body and mind is a great blessing, if we can bear it.
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    It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
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    It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
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    It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing.
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    It is very difficult to get up resentment towards persons whom one has never seen.
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    Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish.
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    Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not.
    Source: Oxford University sermons
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    Nothing is so easy as to be religious on paper.
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    Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.
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    The love of Our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men.
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