William Ralph Inge

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William Ralph Inge

William Ralph Inge (June 6, 1860–February 26, 1954) was an English author, Anglican prelate and professor of divinity at Cambridge.

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  • 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.
    • Quoted in "Main Currents of Western Thought" - Page 774 - by Franklin Le Van Baumer - History - 1978
  • There are two kinds of fools: one says, "This is old, therefore it is good"; the other says, "This is new, therefore it is better."
    • Quoted in "Treasury of Spiritual Wisdom: A Collection of 10,000 Powerful Quotations" - by Andy Zubko - 2003
  • Civilization is a disease which is almost invariably fatal.
    • Quoted in "Main Currents of Western Thought" - Page 774 - by Franklin Le Van Baumer - History - 1978

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  • Worry is interest paid on a trouble before it is due.

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