Quotes by William Ralph Inge

There are no rewards or punishments - only consequences.
– William Ralph Inge
There are two kinds of fools: One says, This is old therefore it is good. The other one says, This is new therefore it is better.
– William Ralph Inge
To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
– William Ralph Inge
True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values.
– William Ralph Inge
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.
– William Ralph Inge
Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next.
– William Ralph Inge
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.
– William Ralph Inge
The wise man is he who knows the relative value of things.
– William Ralph Inge
There is no law of progress. Our future is in our own hands, to make or to mar. It will be an uphill fight to the end, and would we have it otherwise? Let no one suppose that evolution will ever exempt us from struggles. 'You forget,' said the Devil, with a chuckle, 'that I have been evolving too.'
– William Ralph Inge
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.
– William Ralph Inge
Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art.
– William Ralph Inge