When we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, and opening quotation is a symphony precluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize.
Change is inevitable. Change is constant.
Apologies only account for that which they do not alter.
The fool wonders, the wise man asks.
The fruit of my tree of knowledge is plucked, and it is this Adventures are to the adventurous
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
The right hon. Gentleman Sir Robert Peel caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes.
I feel a very unusual sensation - if it's not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude
An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children.
The most successful people in life are generally those who have the best information.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.
In politics nothing is contemptible.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
Despair is the conclusion of fools.
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
Talk to people about themselves, talk to people about themselcs and they will listen for hours
Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.
The noble Lord Lord Stanley is the Rupert of parliamentary discussion.
The disappointment of manhood succeeds to the delusion of youth let us hope that the heritage of old age is not despair.
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.
Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions.
The characteristic of the present age is craving credulity.
... the Arch-Mediocrity who presided, rather than ruled, over this Cabinet of Mediocrities.
London is a modern Babylon.
Lord Salisbury and myself have brought you back peace - but a peace I hope with honour.
Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
The sweet simplicity of the three percents.
I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded.
The gondola of London.
There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
His Christianity was muscular.
When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world.
In great cities men are brought together by the desire of gain. They are not in a state of co-operation, but of isolation, as to the making of fortunes and for all the rest they are careless of neighbors. Christianity teaches us to love our neighbor as ourselves modern society acknowledges no neighbor.
What we anticipate seldom occurs what we least expected generally happens.
A great thing is a great book but a greater thing than all is the talk of a great man.
Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.
Judaism is not complete without Christianity and without Judaism, Christianity would not exist
No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition.
Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.
The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.
I have always thought that every woman should marry - and no man.
Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions.
Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.
A man who is not a liberal at sixteen has no heart a man who is not a conservative at sixty has no head.
The Continent will not suffer England to be the workshop of the world.
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