Quotes by 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 wise man is he who knows the relative value of things.

There is no law of progress. Our future is in our own hands, to make or to mar. It will be an uphill fight to the end, and would we have it otherwise? Let no one suppose that evolution will ever exempt us from struggles. 'You forget,' said the Devil, with a chuckle, 'that I have been evolving too.'

It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.