John Viscount Morley Quotes

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You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
— John Viscount Morley

persuasion censorship

He who hates vices hates men.

vice

Every man of us has all the centuries in him.
— John Viscount Morley
You cannot demonstrate an emotion or prove an aspiration.
— John Viscount Morley

emotion aspiration

It is not enough to do good; one must do it the right way.
— John Viscount Morley
Evolution is not a force but a process; not a cause but a law.
— John Viscount Morley
No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.

character

Simplicity of character is no hindrance to subtlety of intellect.
— John Viscount Morley
Literature, the most seductive, the most deceiving, the most dangerous of professions.

literature

The proper memory for a politician is one that knows what to remember and what to forget.
— John Viscount Morley
Those who would treat politics and morality apart will never understand the one or the other.
— John Viscount Morley
Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
— John Viscount Morley

religion

Where it is a duty to worship the sun, it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.

worship

There are some books which cannot be adequately reviewed for twenty or thirty years after they come out.
— John Viscount Morley
The essence of aphorism is the compression of a mass of thought into a single saying...it is good sense brought to a point.

aphorisms

Success depends on three things: who says it, what they say, how they say it; and of these three things, what they say is the least important.
— John Viscount Morley
It is too often the case to be a mere accident that men who become eminent for wide compass of understanding and penetrating comprehension, are in their adolescence unsettled and desultory.

adolescence