Friday, June 09, 2006

Quotes to Consider

All the quotes are from Dean William Ralph Inge...

"A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors."

"Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter."

"The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values."

William Ralph Inge lived June 1890-February 1954. He was a professor of divinity at Cambridge, and a columnist for the Evening Standard. He wrote several books on mysticism. His nickname was "The Gloomy Dean" because of his pessimistic views in his column.

I liked the quotes above, especially the third one because I agree with it. The other two are interesting and possibly true. I will have to give them more thought. I can see why he possibly got his nickname!

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