Richard Whately Quotes

Richard Whately Quotes: Of Rhetoric various definitions have been given by different writers; who, however, seem not so much to have disagreed in their conceptions of the nature of the same thing, as to have had different things in view while they employed the same term.
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Richard Whately Quote: If all our wishes were gratified, most of our pleasures would be destroyed.
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Quotes about Richard Whately: A fanatic, either, religious or political, is the subject of strong delusions.
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Quote about Richard Whately: 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.
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Richard Whately Sayings: It is also important to guard against mistaking for good-nature what is properly good-humor,--a cheerful flow of spirits and easy temper not readily annoyed, which is compatible with great selfishness.
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Richard Whately Saying: No one complains of the rules of Grammar as fettering Language; because it is understood that correct use is not founded on Grammar, but Grammar on correct use. A just system of Logic or of Rhetoric is analogous, in this respect, to Grammar..
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Sayings about Richard Whately: It is one thing to wish to have truth on our side, and another to wish sincerely to be on the side of truth.
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Saying about Richard Whately: It is a good plan, with a young person of a character to be much affected by ludicrous and absurd representations, to show him plainly by examples that there is nothing which may not be thus represented. He will hardly need to be told that everything is not a mere joke.
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Richard Whately Quotes: A certain class of novels may with propriety be called fables.
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Richard Whately Quote: Reason can no more influence the will, and operate as a motive, than the eyes which show a man his road can enable him to move from place to place, or that a ship provided with a compass can sail without a wind.
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Quotes about Richard Whately: Geologists complain that when they want specimens of the common rocks of a country, they receive curious spars; just so, historians give us the extraordinary events and omit just what we want,--the every-day life of each particular time and country.
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Quote about Richard Whately: Do you want to know the man against whom you have most reason to guard yourself? Your looking-glass will give you a very fair likeness of his face.
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Richard Whately Sayings: It is an awful, an appalling thought, that we may be, this moment and every moment, in the presence of malignant spirits.
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Richard Whately Saying: It is quite possible, and not uncommon, to read most laboriously, even so as to get by heart the words of a book, without really studying it at all,--that is, without employing the thoughts on the subject.
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