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“If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable... we must be content to creep along the ground, and never soar.”
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.”
“Nothing would be done at all if a man waited until he could do something so well that no one could find fault with it”
“Reports in matters of this world are many, and our resources of mind for the discrimination of them very insufficient”
“The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men.”
“It is often said that second thoughts are best. So they are in matters of judgment but not in matters of conscience.”
“It is very difficult to get up resentment towards persons whom one has never seen.”
“Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.”
“I recollect an acquaintance saying to me that 'the Oriel Common Room stank of Logic.'”
“Men will die upon dogma but will not fall victim to a conclusion.”
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