Henry Alford Quote
“Truth does not consist in minute accuracy of detail; but in conveying a right impression.”
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 603.
Afterthoughts (1931 edition)
Section 2, member 3. - The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621)
“A rise in wages, from an alteration in the value of money, produces a general effect on price, and for that reason it produces no real effect whatever on profits.”
On the Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation, David Ricardo, John Murray, 1821, p. 48
“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
―Robert A. Heinlein
Quoted as a proverb in Heinlein's book "Glory Road" (1963)
Born: October 7, 1810
Died: January 12, 1871 (aged 60)
Occupation: Clergyman, churchman, scholar
Bio: Henry Alford was an English churchman, theologian, textual critic, scholar, poet, hymnodist, and writer.