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"Gluttony is not a secret vice."
Orson Welles
John Henry Newman Quotes
A great memory does not make a mind, any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature.
John Henry Newman

A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
John Henry Newman

A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.
John Henry Newman

Ability is sexless.
John Henry Newman

Calculation never made a hero.
John Henry Newman

Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
John Henry Newman

Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall ever have a beginning.
John Henry Newman

Growth is the only evidence of life.
John Henry Newman

In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.
John Henry Newman

It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
John Henry Newman

Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not... We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them.
John Henry Newman

The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men.
John Henry Newman

There is such a thing as legitimate warfare: war has its laws; there are things which may fairly be done, and things which may not be done.
John Henry Newman

To holy people the very name of Jesus is a name to feed upon, a name to transport. His name can raise the dead and transfigure and beautify the living.
John Henry Newman

To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.
John Henry Newman

We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
John Henry Newman

Type:
Clergyman
Date of Birth:
1801-02-21
Year of Death:
1890
Nationality:
British
 

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