Richard Whately Quotes

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

Unless people can be kept in the dark, it is best for those who love the truth to give them the full light. Richard Whately

Weak arguments are often thrust before my path; but although they are most insubstantial, it is not easy to destroy them. There is not a more difficult feat known than to cut through a cushion with a sword. Richard Whately

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

He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts. Richard Whately

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