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A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.   Life
A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.   Life
A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of ...   Life
A majority is always better than the best repartee.   Life
A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very compl...   Life
A precedent embalms a principle.   Life
A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own v...   Life
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness witho...   Life
An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mothe...   Life
An insular country, subject to fogs, and with a powerful middle class,...   Life
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has ...   Life
As for our majority... one is enough.   Life
Assassination has never changed the history of the world.   Life
Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones...   Life
Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attem...   History
Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of ...   Life
But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and e...   Time
Change is inevitable. Change is constant.   Life
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only deve...   Life
Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.   Life
Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows P...   Life
Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.   Life
Damn your principles! Stick to your party.   Life
Despair is the conclusion of fools.   Life
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.   Life
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.   Life
Duty cannot exist without faith.   Life
Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.   Life
Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.   Life
Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay i...   Life
Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition...   Life
Fear makes us feel our humanity.   Life
Finality is not the language of politics.   Life
Frank and explicit - that is the right line to take when you wish to c...   Life
Great countries are those that produce great people.   Life
Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder ...   Life
Had it not been for you, I should have remained what I was when we fir...   Life
He traces the steam engine all the way back to the tea kettle.   Life
He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that...   Life
His shortcoming is his long staying.   Life
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.   Life
I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.   Life
I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it...   Life
I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a hu...   Life
I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget.   Life
I repeat... that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its...   Life
I say that justice is truth in action.   Life
If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go...   Life
If Gladstone fell into the Thames, that would be a misfortune; and if ...   Life
If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory.   Life
In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.   Change
In politics nothing is contemptible.   Life
Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.   Life
It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human bei...   Marriage
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.   Life
Justice is truth in action.   Life
King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great succe...   Life
Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, g...   Life
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remem...   Life
Little things affect little minds.   Life
London is a roost for every bird.   Life
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatu...   Life
Man is only great when he acts from passion.   Life
Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.   Life
Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men...   Life
Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divi...   Life
Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the prin...   Life
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for...   Life
Never complain and never explain.   Life
Never take anything for granted.   Life
Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing...   Life
Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books ar...   Life
No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition.   Life
No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he i...   Marriage
Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.   Life
Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.   Life
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes...   Life
On the education of the people of this country the fate of the country...   Life
Once at a social gathering, Gladstone said to Disraeli, "I predict, Si...   Life
One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportu...   Success
Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.   Life
Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.   Life
Protection is not a principle but an expedient.   Life
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theor...   Life
Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.   Life
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars ...   Life
Silence is the mother of truth.   Life
Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.   Life
Success is the child of audacity.   Life
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.   Life
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.   Life
Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificen...   Life
The art of governing mankind by deceiving them.   Life
The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly ...   Life
The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.   Life
The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Gladsto...   Life
The Duke of Wellington brought to the post of first minister immortal ...   Life
The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.   Life
The fool wonders, the wise man asks.   Life
The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other ...   Life
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your ric...   Life
The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their...   Life
The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.   Life
The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy.   Life
The people of England are the most enthusiastic in the world.   Life
The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.   Life
The question is this - Is man an ape or an angel? My Lord, I am on the...   Life
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportu...   Life
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.   Life
The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.   Life
The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes, but in peace are...   Life
The very phrase 'foreign affairs' makes an Englishman convinced that I...   Life
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated ...   Life
The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagin...   Life
The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into polit...   Life
The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.   Life
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.   Life
There can be economy only where there is efficiency.   Life
There is moderation even in excess.   Life
There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is...   Life
There is no education like adversity.   Life
There is no gambling like politics.   Life
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.   Life
There is no index of character so sure as the voice.   Life
They that touch pitch will be defiled.   Life
Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destin...   Life
To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to ...   Life
To supervise people, you must either surpass them in their accomplishm...   Life
To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: i...   Life
Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who ...   Life
Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this coun...   Life
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its on...   Love
We cannot learn men from books.   Life
We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no lon...   Life
We moralize among ruins.   Life
We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even th...   Life
What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often mo...   Life
What usually comes first is the contract.   Life
What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least expect generally h...   Life
When little is done, little is said; silence is the mother of truth.   Life
Where knowledge ends, religion begins.   Life
William Gladstone has not a single redeeming defect.   Life
Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public s...   Life
Without tact you can learn nothing.   Life
Worry - a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the ...   Life
You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qual...   Life
Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.   Life
Youth is the trustee of prosperity.   Life