The religion of beauty, imagination, and philosophy, without constraint moral or intellectual, a religion speculative and self-indulgent. Pantheism, indeed, is the great deceit which awaits the Age to come.
John Henry Cardinal Newman Quotes
It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
Half the controversies in the world are verbal ones; and could they be brought to a plain issue they would be brought to a prompt termination. Parties engaged in them would then perceive either that in substance they agreed together, or that their difference was one of first principles. We need not dispute, we need […]
We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
When men understand what each other mean, they see, for the most part, that controversy is either superfluous or hopeless.
I used to wish the Arabian Tales were true: my imagination ran on unknown influences, on magical powers, and talismans.
Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.