Richard Whately

Richard Whately

English rhetorician, logician, economist, and theologian who also served as the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin.
He is only exempt from failures who makes no effort.More Richard Whately quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth.More Richard Whately quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The attendant on William Rufus, who discharged at a deer an arrow, which glanced against a tree and killed the king, was no murderer, because he had no such design. And, on the other hand, a man who should lie in wait to assassinate another, and pull the trigger of a gun with that intent, would be morally a murderer, not the less though the gun should chance to miss fire.More Richard Whately quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ethical maxims are bandied about as a sort of current coin of discourse, and, being never melted down for use, those that are of base metal are never detected.More Richard Whately quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When men have become heartily wearied of licentious anarchy, their eagerness has been proportionately great to embrace the opposite extreme of rigorous despotism.More Richard Whately quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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