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
“He was born to be a senator. He never said anything important, and he always said it sonorously.”
Elmer Gantry (1927)
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
―Franklin D. Roosevelt
Second Inaugural Address (20 January 1937)
As quoted in The New York Times (28 October 1973)
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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.