Leslie Stephen, formally Sir Leslie Stephen

Leslie
Stephen, formally Sir Leslie Stephen
1832
1904

English Author, Critic and Mountaineer

Author Quotes

The division between faith and reason is a half-measure, till it is frankly admitted that faith has to do with fiction, and reason with fact.

Walking is the natural recreation for a man who desires not absolutely to suppress his intellect but to turn it out to play for a season. All great men of letters have therefore been enthusiastic walkers.

The truth cannot be asserted without denouncing the falsehood.

Every man who says frankly and fully what he thinks is doing a public service.

Chance is a name for our ignorance.

The only way in which one human being can properly attempt to influence another is by encouraging him to think for himself, instead of endeavoring to install ready-made opinions into his head.

The philosophic mind is that which habitually sees the general in the particular, and finds food for the deepest thought in the simplest objects.

Author Picture
First Name
Leslie
Last Name
Stephen, formally Sir Leslie Stephen
Birth Date
1832
Death Date
1904
Bio

English Author, Critic and Mountaineer