William Ralph Inge Quotations

-He who will live for others shall have great troubles but they shall seem to him small. He who will live for himself shall have small troubles but they shall seem to him great.

-The command “Be fruitful and multiply” was promulgated, according to our authorities, when the population of the world consisted of two people.

-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.

-A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.

-Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter.
William Ralph Inge