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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Statesman
Nation: British
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There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.

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Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.

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Never take anything for granted.

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Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.

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There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

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The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.

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To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder.

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Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet.

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The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

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Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.

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Little things affect little minds.

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The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.

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Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.

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The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.

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I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget.

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Silence is the mother of truth.

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Success is the child of audacity.

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The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.

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To supervise people, you must either surpass them in their accomplishments or despise them.

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Travel teaches toleration.

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Youth is the trustee of prosperity.

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As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

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We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets.

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Despair is the conclusion of fools.

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Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.

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No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.

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I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.

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I repeat... that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise; that from the people and for the people all springs, and all must exist.

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Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.

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In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.

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Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.

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Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.

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The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.

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Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.

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Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.

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Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.

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The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.

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Where knowledge ends, religion begins.

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Frank and explicit - that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others.

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Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.

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It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.

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The fool wonders, the wise man asks.

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Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.

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Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.

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There is no education like adversity.

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Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every nation must decay.

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You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.

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A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.

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Fear makes us feel our humanity.

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Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.

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There can be economy only where there is efficiency.

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Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools.

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Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.

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If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.

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It is easier to be critical than correct.

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No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition.

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There is no index of character so sure as the voice.

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Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.

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Justice is truth in action.

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Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.

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Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.

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Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.

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The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.

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There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.

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Adventures are to the adventurous.

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As for our majority... one is enough.

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Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.

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Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.

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Damn your principles! Stick to your party.

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Duty cannot exist without faith.

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Finality is not the language of politics.

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Genius, when young, is divine.

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Great countries are those that produce great people.

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I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?

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In politics nothing is contemptible.

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London is a roost for every bird.

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Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.

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The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy.

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The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians.

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To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge.

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Without tact you can learn nothing.

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A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.

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A majority is always better than the best repartee.

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A precedent embalms a principle.

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Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.

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An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children.

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Assassination has never changed the history of the world.

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Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.

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Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.

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He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.

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I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded.

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If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory.

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Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.

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It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.

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London is a modern Babylon.

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My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.

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Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.

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Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.

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Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.

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Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.

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