The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages.
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My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers.
We are tied down to a language which makes up in obscurity what it lacks in style.
If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music, and of aviation
The days of the digital watch are numbered.
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I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.
I do not have a brain that I long for in dealing with matters of which I am ignorant, that don't come within my ken and a rationale, a reason, and argument and so on, and I can't do that and I'm not in that bracket at all.
The first and most imperative necessity in war is money, for money means everything else - men, guns, ammunition.