Richard Whately was an English logician and theological writer who also served as Anglican Archbishop of Dublin.
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“In our judgment of human transactions, the law of optics is reversed; we see the most indistinctly the objects which are close around us”
“To follow imperfect, uncertain, or corrupted traditions, in order to avoid erring in our own judgment, is but to exchange one danger for another”
“That is suitable to a man, in point of ornamental expense, not which he can afford to have, but which he can afford to lose”
“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it”
“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”
“He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts.”
“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?''”
“Unless people can be kept in the dark, it is best for those who love the truth to give them the full light.”
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