John Morley

John Morley

British journalist, statesman

Lived from: 1838-1923

Category: Politics | Media

Quotes: John Morley

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    Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad, intelligent, and spacious way.
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    A proverb is good sense brought to a point.
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    Evolution is not a force but a process. Not a cause but a law.
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    He who hates vice hates men.
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    In politics the choice is constantly between two evils.
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    It is not enough to do good; one must do it in a good way.
    Source: On Compromise p. 58
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    Literature, the most seductive, the most deceiving, the most dangerous of professions.
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    Many people think of knowledge as money, They would like knowledge, but do not want to face the perseverance and self-denial that goes into the acquisition of it.
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    Maxims and aphorisms, let us remember that wisdom is the true salt of literature, and the books that are most nourishing are richly stored with it, and that is the main object to seek in reading books.
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    Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired.
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    The essence of a quote is the compression of a mass of thought and observation into a single saying.
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    The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without and to depart.
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    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.
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    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.
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    You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
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