John Henry Newman Quotes

John Henry Newman

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Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.

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Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.

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A great memory does not make a mind, any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature.

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Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.

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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.

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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.

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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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