Quotes by John Henry Newman

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To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.

It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
Growth is the only evidence of life.
Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men.
An assemblage of learned men, zealous for their own sciences, and rivals of each other, are brought, by familiar intercourse and for the sake of intellectual peace, to adjust together the claims and relations of their respective subjects of investigation. They learn to respect, to consult, to aid each other. Thus is created a pure and clear atmosphere of thought, which the student also breathes, though in his own case he only pursues a few sciences out of the multitude.

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