Richard Whately Quotes

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Happiness is no laughing matter. -Richard Whately
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument. -Richard Whately
A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's. -Richard Whately
Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one. -Richard Whately
Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it. -Richard Whately
It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary. -Richard Whately
Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth -Richard Whately
A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune. -Richard Whately
Manners are one of the greatest engines of influence ever given to man -Richard Whately
To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself -Richard Whately
Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory. -Richard Whately
Preach not because you have to say something, but because you have something to say. -Richard Whately
Party spirit enlists a man's virtues in the cause of his vices. -Richard Whately
Some persons follow the dictates of their conscience only in the same sense in which a coachman may be said to follow the horses he is driving. -Richard Whately
Misgive that you may not mistake. -Richard Whately
A certain class of novels may with propriety be called fables. -Richard Whately
Falsehood, like poison, will generally be rejected when administered alone; but when blended with wholesome ingredients may be swallowed unperceived. -Richard Whately
Those who relish the study of character may profit by the reading of good works of fiction, the product of well-established authors. -Richard Whately
We may print, but not stereotype, our opinions. -Richard Whately
Unless people can be kept in the dark, it is best for those who love the truth to give them the full light. -Richard Whately
Happiness is no laughing matter -Richard Whately
It is folly to shiver over last year's snow. -Richard Whately
Good manners are a part of good morals. -Richard Whately
Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man. -Richard Whately
Nothing but the right can ever be expedient, since that can never be true expediency which would sacrifice a great good to a less. -Richard Whately
He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts. -Richard Whately
Neither human applause nor human censure is to be taken as the best of truth; but either should set us upon testing ourselves. -Richard Whately
The happiest lot for a man, as far as birth is concerned, is that it should be such as to give him but little occasion to think much about it. -Richard Whately
Anger requires that the offender should not only be made to grieve in his turn, but to grieve for that particular wrong which has been done by him. -Richard Whately
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