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British Statesman and Philosopher, 1729-1797
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No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
Actors and actingPassion
Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do a little
Not merely a chip off the old `block', but the old block itself.
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Parliament is not a congress of ambassadors from different and hostile interests; which interests each must maintain, as an agent and advocate, against other agents and advocates; but parliament is a deliberative assembly of one nation, with one interest, that of the whole; where, not local purposes, not local prejudices ought to guide, but the general good, resulting from the general reason of the whole. You choose a member indeed; but when you have chosen him, he is not a member of Bristol, but he is a member of parliament.
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Patience will achieve more than force.
People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have must to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.
People must be taken as they are, and we should never try make them or ourselves better by quarreling with them.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing
Poetry, with all its obscurity, has a more general as well as a more powerful dominion over the passions than the art of painting
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
Public calamity is a mighty leveler
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