John Morley

(John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn)

Quotes
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[Describing Theodore Roosevelt:] Half St. Paul, half St. Vitus. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Great economic and social forces flow with a tidal sweep over communities that are only half conscious of them. Wise statesmen are those who foresee what time is thus bringing, and endeavor to shape institutions and to mold men's thought and purpose in accordance with the change that is silently surrounding them. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
He who hates vice hates men. Human Nature
I have seen two tremendous works of nature in America—the Niagara Falls and Mr. [Theodore] Roosevelt. Environment & Environmentalism
Our opinions are less important than the spirit and temper with which they possess us, and even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in a broad, intelligent, and spacious way. Public Opinion & Polling
Politics is the science of the second best. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Success depends on three things: who says it, what he says, how he says it; and of these three things, what he says is the least important. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
The proper memory for a politician is one that knows what to remember and what to forget. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Then there is the newspaper press, that huge engine for making the political test final. Media, Journalism & The Press
Those who would treat politics and morality apart will never understand the one or the other. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Waste of public money is like a sin against the Holy Ghost. Management & Managing Government
Where there is a duty to worship the sun, it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat. Religion & God
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him. Power ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
A great interpreter of life ought not himself to need interpretation. Life
A proverb is good sense brought to a point.
Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad, intelligent, and spacious way.
Evolution is not a force but a process. Not a cause but a law.
In politics the choice is constantly between two evils. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Literature, the most seductive, the most deceiving, the most dangerous of professions.
No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.
Politics is a field where the choice lies constantly between two blunders. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without and to depart. Life ;Business, Commerce & Finance
They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular.
They are the guiding oracles which man has found out for himself in that great business of ours, of learning how to be, to do, to do without, and to depart. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Business, Commerce & Finance
Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat. Religion & God
You cannot demonstrate an emotion or prove an aspiration.