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Cardinal J. Newman Quotes

(1801-1890), British Preacher

It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing.

Category: Faith

It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.

Category: Gentlemen

Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.

Category: Perfection

From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.

Category: Religion

Virtue is its own reward, and brings with it the truest and highest pleasure; but if we cultivate it only for pleasure's sake, we are selfish, not religious, and will never gain the pleasure, because we can never have the virtue.

Category: Virtue

Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish.

Category: Wish And Wishing