English Statesman Quotes
All these threatening storms, which, like impregnate Clouds, hover o'er our heads, will (when they once are grasp'd but by the eye of reason) melt into fruitful showers of blessings on the people.
George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
When stars are in the quiet skies, Then most I pine for thee; Bend on me then thy tender eyes, As stars look on the sea.
Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton
A Pack of Spanish Lies sent abroad in the world, first printed in the Spanish tongue, and translated out of the original. Now ripped up, unfolded and by just examination condemned, as containing false, corrupt and detestable wares worthy to be damned and burned.
William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley
On the contrary, all the world would point to that nation as violating a treaty, by going to war with a country with whom they had engaged to enter into arbitration.
[I am] A Subject and born to obey laws... The trial of all laws only consisteth in honest and probable witness.
Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex
Quote of the day
While the spoken word can travel faster, you can't take it home in your hand. Only the written word can be absorbed wholly at the convenience of the reader.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
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Philip James Bailey
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