One man is as good as another until he has written a book.
Quoted in Evelyn Abbott and Lewis Campbell (eds) Life and Letters of Benjamin Jowett (1897), vol.1.
Research! Research! A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved, and will never achieve any results of the slightest value.Benjamin Jowett
We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.Benjamin Jowett
Jowett, in his day, did probably more than any other single man to let some fresh air into the exhausted atmosphere of the [Oxford] common rooms, and to widen the intellectual horizons of the place.Benjamin Jowett
Nowhere probably is there more true feeling, and nowhere worse taste, than in a churchyard.Benjamin Jowett