William Ralph Inge Quotes
William Ralph Inge
English author & Anglican prelate (1860 - 1954)
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Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter.
A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.
To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosohpy.
The wise man is he who knows the relative value of things.
It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.