Richard Whately Quotes

Manners are one of the greatest engines of influence ever given to man

Richard Whately

Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.

Richard Whately

Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.

Richard Whately

Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument

Richard Whately

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's.

Richard Whately

Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth.

Richard Whately

That is suitable to a man, in point of ornamental expense, not which he can afford to have, but which he can afford to lose.

Richard Whately

The power of duly appreciating little things belongs to a great mind; a narrow-minded man has it not, for to him they are great things

Richard Whately

To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself

Richard Whately

A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune.

Richard Whately

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