18th-century Politician Quotes
When General Glascock of Georgia was asked, upon taking his seat in Congress, if he would like to be introduced to Clay:No, sir! I am his adversary, and choose not to subject myself to his fascination.
I have been lately introduced to the famous Thomas Paine, and like him very well. He is vain beyond all belief, but he has reason to be vain, and for my part I forgive him. He has done wonders for the cause of liberty, both in America and Europe, and I believe him to be conscientiously an honest man. He converses extremely well; and I find him wittier in discourse than in his writings, where his humour is clumsy enough.
Before the Battle of Trafalgar:Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.