John Disney Quotes (1 quote)
“The mind of man uneducated is like a rich field uncultivated; and as the one, when suffered to run to waste, will generally produce the rankest weeds, in proportion to the fertility of the soil.”
Sermons: By John Disney, D.D. F.S.A, Vol. II (1793), p. 123
Reflections and Maxims (1746), No. 103
“He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.”
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Random House LLC (2010 ed.) - ISBN: 9780307498465
“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?”
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Born: December 26, 1677
Died: February 3, 1729 (aged 51)
Bio: John Disney was an English clergyman. He was Vicar of Croft and Kirkby-on-Bain, Lincolnshire from 1719 to 1722, and Vicar of St. Mary's Church, Nottingham from 2 October 1722 to 1729.