Benjamin Jowett Quote
“In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.”
Lectures on Ethics: The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant, translated by Peter Heath, Cambridge University Press, 1997, p. 192 - ISBN: 9780521788045
“Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.”
Divine Songs Attempted in the Easy Language of Children (1715), Song 17: "Love between Brothers and Sisters"
“I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.”
"Trefusis Blasphemes" radio broadcast. Published in: Paperweight (1993)
Afterthoughts (1931 edition)
Born: April 15, 1817
Died: October 1, 1893 (aged 76)
Bio: Benjamin Jowett was renowned as an influential tutor and administrative reformer in the University of Oxford, a theologian and translator of Plato. He was Master of Balliol College, Oxford.