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Apathy
Engrave this Quote 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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-John Morley
Argument & Debate
Engrave this Quote You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
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-John Morley, On Compromise, 1874
Business
Engrave this Quote The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without and to depart.
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-John Morley
Evolution
Engrave this Quote Evolution is not a force but a process. Not a cause but a law.
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-John Morley
Government
Engrave this Quote In parliament he again pressed the necessity of reducing expenditure. Friends warned him that he was flogging a dead horse.
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-John Morley
Intelligence
Engrave this Quote Simplicity of character is no hindrance to subtlety of intellect.
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-John Morley, Life of Gladstone, 1903
Knowledge
Engrave this Quote 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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-John Morley
Literary
Engrave this Quote Literature, the most seductive, the most deceiving, the most dangerous of professions.
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-John Morley
Morals
Engrave this Quote The essence of morality is the subjugation of nature in obedience to social needs.
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-John Morley
Nature
Engrave this Quote Nature, in her most dazzling aspects or stupendous parts, is but the background and theater of the tragedy of man.
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-John Morley
Opinion
Engrave this Quote Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad, intelligent, and spacious way.
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-John Morley
Politics
Engrave this Quote In politics the choice is constantly between two evils.
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-John Morley
Proverbial Wisdom
Engrave this Quote A proverb is good sense brought to a point.
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-John Morley
Engrave this Quote 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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Engrave this Quote 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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-John Morley
Quotations
Engrave this Quote The essence of a quote is the compression of a mass of thought and observation into a single saying.
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-John Morley
Reading
Engrave this Quote 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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Engrave this Quote Books worth reading once are worth reading twice; and what is most important of all, the masterpieces of literature are worth reading a thousand times.
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-John Morley
Virtue
Engrave this Quote He who hates vice hates men.
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-John Morley

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