Quotations by Benjamin Jowett

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Born: Tuesday, April 15, 1817
Died: Sunday, October 1, 1893 (76 years old)
Profession: Theologian
Nationality: English


Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door.
- Benjamin Jowett
(Keywords: Doubt)

Logic is neither a science nor an art, but a dodge.
- Benjamin Jowett
(Keywords: Science, Art, Logic)

My dear child, you must believe in God despite what the clergy tells you.
- Benjamin Jowett
(Keywords: God)

Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.
- Benjamin Jowett

Nowhere probably is there more true feeling, and nowhere worse taste, than in a churchyard.
- Benjamin Jowett
(Keywords: Feeling, Taste)

One man is as good as another until he has written a book.
- Benjamin Jowett
(Keywords: Man)

Research! A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved, and will never achieve any results of the slightest value.
- Benjamin Jowett
(Keywords: Idleness, Results, Value, Will)

The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality.
- Benjamin Jowett
(Keywords: Society, Personality)

The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
- Benjamin Jowett
(Keywords: Credit, Mind)

There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants - more than anything else - to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it'll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they'll understand how important other things are - and have always been.
- Benjamin Jowett
(Keywords: Money, Goal, Thinking)

To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another.
- Benjamin Jowett
(Keywords: Man, May, Service)

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
- Benjamin Jowett
(Keywords: Health, Action, Wealth, Justice, Kindness, Learning)

You must believe in God, in spite of what the clergy say.
- Benjamin Jowett
(Keywords: God)

You've got to be success minded. You've got to feel that things are coming your way when you're out selling; otherwise, you won't be able to sell anything.
- Benjamin Jowett
(Keywords: Success, Selling)

Young men make great mistakes in life; for one thing, they idealize love too much.
- Benjamin Jowett
(Keywords: Love, Men, Life, Mistakes)







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