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Richard Whately Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Wisdom

The happiest lot for a man, as far as birth is concerned,
is that it should be such as to give him but little
occasion to think much about it.
- Richard Whately

Unless people can be kept in the dark,
it is best for those who love the truth to give them the full light.
- Richard Whately

A man who gives his children habits of industry provides
for them better than by giving them fortune.
- Richard Whately

 

Happiness is no laughing matter.
- Richard Whately

He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts.
- Richard Whately

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

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In our judgment of human transactions,
the law of optics is reversed; we see the most indistinctly
the objects which are close around us.
- Richard Whately

Curiosity is as much the parent of attention,
as attention is of memory.
- Richard Whately

It is generally true that all that is required to make
men unmindful of what they owe God for any blessing
is that they should receive that blessing often and regularly.
- Richard Whately

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

As one may bring himself to believe almost anything
he is inclined to believe,
it makes all the difference whether we begin or end with the inquiry,
'What is truth?'
- Richard Whately

To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good;
the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.
- Richard Whately

There is a soul of truth in error; there is a soul of good in evil.
- Richard Whately

Preach not because you have to say something,
but because you have something to say.
- Richard Whately

It is folly to expect men to do all that they may reasonably be expected to do.
- Richard Whately

Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed
by that maxim is not an honest man.
- Richard Whately

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

Everyone wishes to have truth on his side,
but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth.
- Richard Whately

All men wish to have truth on their side;
but few to be on the side of truth.
- Richard Whately

To follow imperfect, uncertain, or corrupted traditions,
in order to avoid erring in our own judgment,
is but to exchange one danger for another.
- Richard Whately

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

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

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

Indifference and neglect often
do much more damage than outright dislike.
- J. K. Rowling

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

A man should never neglect his family for business.
- Walt Disney

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

Make women rational creatures, and free citizens,
and they will quickly become good wives;
-
that is,
if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

If the market is left to sort matters out,
social injustice will be heightened and suffering in
the community will grow with the neglect the market fosters.
- Helen Clark

If you see most people neglect the Bible,
and many that can read never look into it,
let it not harden you and make you think lightly of it,
and that it is a book of no worth.
- Jupiter Hammon

The Republicans have chosen to neglect young Americans
who need assistance with the costs of higher education.
- John Conyers

Socialism also brings us up against the hard rock of eugenic fact which,
if we neglect it, will dash our most beautiful social
construction to fragments.
- Havelock Ellis

Some men have a necessity to be mean,
as if they were exercising a faculty which they had
to partially neglect since early childhood.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Those who have virtue always in their mouths,
and neglect it in practice, are like a harp,
which emits a sound pleasing to others,
while itself is insensible of the music.
- Diogenes

Never neglect details.
When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.
- Colin Powell

We now recognize that abuse and neglect may be as frequent
in nuclear families as love,
protection, and commitment are in nonnuclear families.
- David Elkind

Neglect of appearance becomes men.
- Ovid

Lost are many great commissions by such neglect.
- James Wyatt

It's only women who are not really quite women at all,
frivolous women who have no idea, who neglect repairs.
- Marguerite Duras

Nothing can be more hurtful to the service,
than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline,
more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.
- George Washington

The organization and constant onward sweep of this
movement exemplifies the resentment of the many toward the selfishness,
greed and the neglect of the few.
- John L. Lewis

The idea that UN commitments should be followed by
action is indeed a radical one,
especially for the United States, where wilful neglect
of its own commitments is the rule.
- Jeffrey Sachs

I have this to say to the people: go the polls and
vote for the candidate of your choice...
This is your responsibility; do not neglect it.
- Hosni Mubarak

The curriculum of the school did not neglect India's cultural,
analytical and scientific heritage, but was very involved
also with the rest of the world.
- Amartya Sen

The English approach to ideas is not to kill them,
but to let them die of neglect.
- Jeremy Paxman

The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step.
So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach,
however small.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

We never fail when we try to do our duty,
we always fail when we neglect to do it.
- Robert Baden-Powell

A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to
fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind,
and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.
- Howard Crosby

What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for,
not wanted.
Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
- Pearl S. Buck

Sometimes we're so concerned about giving our children
what we never had growing up,
we neglect to give them what we did have growing up.
- James C. Dobson

The difference between a man of sense and a fop is
that the fop values himself upon his dress;
and the man of sense laughs at it,
at the same time he knows he must not neglect it.
- Lord Chesterfield

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business
is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

I've overcome neglect and deprivation,
abandonment and abuse.
- Tatum O'Neal

The un-conscious distortion of the facts is almost
harmless compared to the unconscious neglect of an
animal's mental life until it verges on the unusual and marvelous.
- Edward Thorndike

The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention,
as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.
- Confucius

Despotism is the only form of government which may with safety to itself,
neglect the education of its infant poor.
- Samuel Horsley

I think Haiti is a place that suffers so much from
neglect that people only want to hear about it when It's at its extreme.
And that's what they end up knowing about it.
- Edwidge Danticat

Half a million women die each year around the world in pregnancy.
It's not biology that kills them so much as neglect.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

We must never neglect the patient's own use of his symptoms.
- Alfred Adler

We cannot neglect the unemployed, underemployed and
dislocated workers of America who need ample and widespread
funding for federal job training services.
- Joe Baca

America's health care system is in crisis precisely
because we systematically neglect wellness and prevention.
- Tom Harkin

I don't want to limit myself musically.
It would be really limiting if we'd neglect something we really want to do,
like explore other styles of music.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.
- James Anthony Froude

What time he can spare from the adornment of his person
he devotes to the neglect of his duties.
- William Hepworth Thompson

It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some
portion of the neglect of science in England,
may be attributed to the system of education we pursue.
- Charles Babbage

No Georgian has the right to evade or neglect his duties and responsibilities.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us,
nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties.
- Benjamin Banneker

More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.
- Rose Kennedy

We should not be so taken up in the search for truth,
as to neglect the needful duties of active life;
for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I have arrived at the conviction that the neglect by
economists to discuss seriously what is really the
crucial problem of our time is due to a certain timidity
about soiling their hands by going from purely scientific
questions into value questions.
- Friedrich August von Hayek


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