1838-1923, British Journalist, Biographer, Statesman
A proverb is good sense brought to a point.
John Morley – [Proverbs]
Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad, intelligent, and spacious way.
John Morley – [Opinions]
Evolution is not a force but a process. Not a cause but a law.
John Morley – [Evolution]
He who hates vice hates men.
John Morley – [Vice]
In politics the choice is constantly between two evils.
John Morley – [Politicians and Politics]
Literature, the most seductive, the most deceiving, the most dangerous of professions.
John Morley – [Literature]
The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without and to depart.
John Morley – [Business]
They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular.
John Morley – [Complacency]
They are the guiding oracles which man has found out for himself in that great business of ours, of learning how to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.
John Morley – [Aphorisms and Epigrams]