All the world over, I will back the masses against the classes.
William E Gladstone
None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of SUCH a Father who has not his equal in this world -- so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don't be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be. Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal.
I called the New World into existence, to redress the balance of the Old.
When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
William M Thackeray
If this phrase of the balance of power is to be always an argument for war, the pretext for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be secure.
Sanity calms but madness is much more interesting
What is merit? The opinion one man entertains of another.
If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent if you believe the military, nothing is safe.
Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.
Your English style will no doubt put all the other gentlemen to bed. I speak figuratively, of course.
A person who is keen to shake your hand usually has something up his sleeve.
Sir Alec Guiness
The wealth of a man is the number of things which he loves and blesses, which he is loved and blessed by!
The progress of freedom depends more upon the maintenance of peace, the spread of commerce, and the diffusion of education, than upon the labors of cabinets and foreign offices.