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Quotations by Richard Whately

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.

A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them a fortune.

As one may bring himself to believe almost anything he is inclined to believe, it makes all the difference whether we begin or end with the inquiry, “What is truth?”

Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.

Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth.

He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts.

Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.

In our judgment of human transactions, the law of optics is reversed, we see most dimly the objects which are close around us.

It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.

Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.