John Henry Newman Quotes

Most popular John Henry Newman Quotes

Calculation never made a hero.

hesitation heroism

Growth is the only evidence of life.


From shadows and symbols into the truth.
— John Henry Newman
Men come to their meridian at various periods of their lives.
— John Henry Newman
Health of body and mind is a great blessing, if we can bear it.
— John Henry Newman


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


Living Nature, not dull Art, shall plan my ways and rule my heart.
— John Henry Newman
A university . . . by its very name professes to teach universal knowledge.
— John Henry Newman
A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.
— John Henry Newman

action perfection

A great memory does not make a philosopher, any more than a dictionary can be called a grammar.


Nothing would be done at all, if a man waited till he could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.


Nothing is more common than for men to think that because they are familiar with words they understand the ideas they stand for.
— John Henry Newman

language ideas

A University is, according to the usual designation, an Alma Mater, knowing her children one by one, not a foundry, or a mint, or a treadmill.