Citações William Ralph Inge

„The fruit of the tree of knowledge, always drives man from some paradise or other.“

—  William Ralph Inge
"The Idea of Progress" http://books.google.com/books?id=TbgYAAAAYAAJ&q=%22The+fruit+of+the+tree+of+knowledge+always+drives+man+from+some+paradise+or+other%22&pg=PA5#v=onepage, Romanes Lecture (27 May 1920), reprinted in Outspoken Essays: Second Series (1922)

„It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.“

—  William Ralph Inge
" Patriotism http://books.google.com/books?id=dFYPAQAAIAAJ&q=%22It%20is%20useless%20for%20the%20sheep%20to%20pass%20resolutions%20in%20favour%20of%20vegetarianism%20while%20the%20wolf%20remains%20of%20a%20different%20opinion%22&pg=PA42-43#v=onepage&q&f=false" (August 1919) in Outspoken Essays (1919), pp. 42-43

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„I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator to suppose that he has a sense of humour.“

—  William Ralph Inge
"Confessio Fidei" http://archive.org/stream/outspokenessays00ingeiala#page/24/mode/2up/search/I+have+never+understood+why+it+should+be+considered+derogatory+to+the+Creator+to+suppose+that+he+has+a+sense+of+humour, Outspoken Essays (Second Series) (1922)

„Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due.“

—  William Ralph Inge
Misattributed, Attributed to Inge in The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations (1993), which cites the London Observer, 14 February 1932. However, this aphorism was in circulation decades earlier, e.g., it features in an advertisement in The Grape Belt, 2 October 1906, p. 5 http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=LY9CAAAAIBAJ&sjid=tLkMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5967,3394664&dq=worry-is-interest-paid-on-trouble-before-it-falls-due&hl=en

„Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy.“

—  William Ralph Inge
"Our Present Discontents" (August 1919) in Outspoken Essays (1919), p. 2

„Civilization is a disease which is almost invariably fatal.“

—  William Ralph Inge
"The Idea of Progress" http://books.google.com/books?id=TbgYAAAAYAAJ&q=Devil+in+human+form, Romanes Lecture (27 May 1920), reprinted in Outspoken Essays: Second Series (1922)

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